Once again the Padres have found themselves on the wrong side of history. Tonight, James Shields turned 42-year-old starting pitcher Bartolo Colon into the oldest baseball player to hit his first home run. And because anything involving Bartolo has to be as bizarre as possible, his two run shot was the deciding blow of the game.
In the future, baseball historian will date events according to that homer. In 1 BBHR (Before Bartolo Home Run), Yoenis Cespedes put a dent in the Western Metal Building to put the Mets up 2-0.
Then the baseball gods had their fun.
Jon Jay, who has been on fire, tried to interfere with their divine plan in the inning ABHR, but it was for naught. Even if they had scored again, the Padres gave up two more home runs late in the game, though the details have been lost to history.
Tomorrow, Andrew Cashner will start the first full game in the ABHR era. First pitch at 1:40 PM.