Twitter reacts to Bartolo Colon coming oh, so close to perfection

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Bartolo Colon loses perfect game bid in eighth inning against Astros

Reddick then lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line, putting runners at second and third and prompting a standing ovation from opposing fans in Houston.

Update (10:04 PM ET): The ideal game bid is over, but the no-hit bid is still alive. All told, Colon allowed just the one hit and a walk while striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The 44-year-old Rangers pitcher was ideal through seven innings against the Astros before walking Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to leadoff the eighth inning.

Colon threw 96 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Bartolo Colon almost made history Sunday night.

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People started to believe Colon really could pull off the miracle when he completed his seventh inning without giving up a hit, the ideal game still intact.

The Rangers gave Colon his only run of support in the top of the third inning when Robinson Chirinos hit a solo home run off of Astros starter Justin Verlander. In the Saturday game, Altuve put up one hit with a run.

And though his no-hitter and shutout disappeared in a three-batter stretch, the Texas Rangers at least made sure Colon's efforts didn't happen in a losing cause.

We'll keep you updated as Colon attempts to make history as the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter (let alone a ideal game).

The Astros rejoiced, while some on Twitter realized they might have just jinxed the flawless game.

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