Poor James Shields.
The former Royals pitcher is with the San Diego Padres, and on Saturday night he served up a home-run to 42-year-old Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon.
That’s got to sting. He probably won’t be able to turn on a TV for 24 hours for fear of seeing that highlight.
The Mets announcers loved it of course, as did Colon’s teammates. Colon took his time rounding the bases. Then again, he’s 5 foot 11, 285 pounds, so he wasn’t going to resemble Jarrod Dyson on the basepaths.
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Statcast had all the particulars, including his maximum speed (9.9 mph) and it took Colon 30.5 seconds to get around the bases. Take a look: