Everyone’s favorite 44-year-old athlete put together an amazing performance in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Baseball, against the defending champions.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Colon finally lost the perfect game when he walked Astros’ young star Carlos Correa to lead off the bottom of the eighth.

Colon still had the no-hitter intact, but lost it on the next batter when Josh Reddick doubled down the right field line.

Still, it was an absolutely incredible effort against the best lineup in baseball, and from a 44-year-old pitcher!

Colon was masterful with his comeback two-seamer on the night, and didn’t really throw much else but the fastball.

Here are some more tweets on the ridiculous performance from Big Sexy:

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