Mets get a big scare when Big Sexy is hit by a line drive
The New York Mets got a scare on Tuesday night when right-hander Bartolo Colon was hit on his right thumb by a line drive in the first inning of their 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Colon left the game immediately after facing only one batter and throwing four pitches. However, X-rays were negative on the 43-year-old's thumb, and the Mets called it a bruise.
"The first thought that popped into my head was, 'God, please don't let this be a broken thumb,'" Colon told MLB.com. "I had never been hit there before."
He seemed optimistic following Tuesday's game:
And Mets manager Terry Collins echoed that optimism on Wednesday.
"He's doing fine," Collins said, per ESPN. "He's got a little swelling left, but good flexibility, good strength. So right now we're certainly planning on having him start on Sunday."
In Colon's absence Tuesday, five Mets relievers combined to allow just one run over 8 2/3 innings in a rematch of the 2015 World Series.