On this date in San Diego Padres history, the Friars lost a 6-3 contest to the New York Mets at Petco Park. During the game, 42-year old Bartolo Colon cranked a homer off pitcher James Shields at the top of the second inning, making him the oldest player ever to hit his first-career home run. The hit pushed the Mets to a 4-0 lead that would never be touched for the remainder of the game.
Prior to Colon’s home run that day, the prior record holder was Arizona’s Randy Johnson. Johnson was two years younger than Colon at the time of his accomplishment back in 1993.
Colon ended the day with a pair of strikeouts and a pair of RBIs. The Padres were led by centerfielder Jon Jay who hit his own home run and finished the day with 3 RBIs. Jay now plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.