The 2015 World Series foes are reunited once again in New York tonight, but Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was forced to make an early exit. Colon was hit by a comeback-liner off the bat of Kansas City’s Whit Merrifeld in the top of the first inning.
With the ball lined right back to the pitcher’s mound, Colon went to snag the ball but instead had the baseball ricochet right off of his right bare hand. The ball was fielded by second baseman Neil Walker, who managed to make a throw to first base to record the out on the fourth pitch of the game, but Colon was in obvious pain. The Mets starter winced in pain as a team medical representative rushed to the mound to check on the injury, with manager Terry Collins joining him on the mound. On instant replay, the ball appeared to hit Colon on the thumb.
The good news for the Mets was the quick injury report revealed no broken bones. Colon suffered a right thumb contusion. His availability for his next scheduled start is unknown at this time.
Right thumb contusion for Colon; no broken bone.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 21, 2016