Mets’ Colon should stick to pitching, but he can’t, so we get this

Bartolo Colon's batting skills leave a little -- or nothing -- to be desired, depending on your perspective.

This season marks Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon’s return to the National League after a 12-year stint in the AL, and it’s safe to say that his batting skills are a little rusty.

In Saturday’s matchup against the Atlanta Braves, Colon swung so hard against right-hander Ervin Santana that he missed the ball completely as his helmet flew off of his head.

Colon, who has not recorded a hit since 2005, went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the game. The 40-year-old pitching veteran also was underwhelming on the mound, giving up three runs in Atlanta’s eventual 7-5 victory.

Check out Colon’s struggle at the plate in the GIF below:

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