Big Sexy was in a groove on Sunday night, but he was unable to keep up the pace.

Texas Rangers right-hander Bartolo Colon flirted with a perfect game and no-hitter against the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros before the dream came to a crashing halt in the eighth inning.

Colon pitched a perfect game through seven innings in Houston before surrendering a leadoff eighth-inning walk to Carlos Correa to allow his first baserunner of the game. He then saw his no-hit bid disappear when Astros outfielder Josh Reddick hammered a double in the following at-bat.

With the game tied 1-1 and Colon’s night was over having allowed one run off one hit and a walk while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings. At 44 years and 326 days, Colon would have been the oldest pitcher ever to throw a no-hitter.

Colon's seven perfect innings were the third-most by a pitcher age 40 or older in the last 30 years, behind Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan.

It’s hard to root against Colon, even a Blue Jay fan would cheer for this Texas Ranger.