NEW YORK -- He's a pitcher. He's a hitter.
The amazing and ageless right-hander delivered again Sunday, and the Mets salvaged the finale of their three-game weekend series with the Miami Marlins, winning 4-3.
Colon pitched seven innings, and also contributed with a run-scoring double. Justin Bour's sixth-inning home run off Colon tied the game, but Ruben Tejada's run-scoring double in the seventh put the Mets back in front.
The Mets needed a five-out save from Jeurys Familia (his second of the season) to finish it off.
Colon is tied for the major-league lead with eight wins, with four of them coming after a Mets loss and three of them coming in games in which Colon also had a hit.
Since coming to the Mets, Colon is 5-0 with a 2.75 ERA in games in which he gets a hit. For his career, he's 13-1 in games in which he gets a hit.
Bart the bat: Colon's at-bats always have been entertaining, but now they're sometimes productive. His second-inning double drove in the Mets' second run of the day.
It was Colon's second career extra-base hit in 178 at-bats (he had a double last season against the St. Louis Cardinals). It gave Colon three RBIs this season, which is more than Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker, and only one behind David Wright (who played in just eight games before getting hurt, but has 12 more at-bats than Colon).
Flores power: Lucas Duda's recent power surge means that Wilmer Flores no longer leads the Mets in home runs. Flores is still second on the club, and with his eighth homer in the third inning Sunday, he is just one behind Duda.
RBIs from Ruben: Third base has been a constant problem for the Mets since Wright got hurt, but maybe Ruben Tejada can hold onto the position for a while. Tejada drove in three runs Saturday, and his double Sunday was the most important hit of the game.
Wright out west: Manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Wright will join the Mets Tuesday in San Diego. He won't play, of course, but Collins said that even Wright's presence could help the Mets. Wright, who has been in Los Angeles to see Dr. Robert Watkins about his back problem, has another session with the therapist scheduled for Monday.
What's next: The Mets head west for the next week, with three games in San Diego and four in Arizona. The Padres series opens with a 10:10 p.m. ET game Monday night. Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71) starts for the Mets, against Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00).