Johan Santana has thrown the first *no hitter in New York Mets history. Or maybe the 36th one-hitter in Mets history. Either way. Aided by an incredible catch out in left by hometown hero Mike Baxter and a blunder by the third base umpire, the 33-year-old lefty managed to squeeze out an 8-0 no-hit victory …
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Congratulations to Ervin Santana on pitching his first career no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday for a 3-1 Halos victory.
It wasn’t pretty, but he struck out 10 and allowed only two base runners all day. Erick Aybar committed an error on the very first batter, totally screwing up the perfecto, but Santana walked Lonnie Chisenhall…
Every so often, a pitcher not known for any sort of strikeout prowess will throw a no-hitter. The opposing team will put the ball in play throughout the game, but either the contact is weak, or the fielders are in the right place at the right time. It happens, and it’s still fantastic. It’s not like no-hitters are ranked by style points when the Hall of Fame displays the memorabilia.
There have been a total of 20 perfect games in MLB history. Last night their should have been number 21 but first base umpire Jim Joyce blew an obvious call to ruin the moment for Galarraga. And the face Galarraga had described how I felt when he made that call. I was shocked. In awe that he took that away from him. And I was furious after seeing the replay. Nothing in my life as an MLB fan that didn’t effect my team has infuriated me that much.
Armanda Galarrago was just one out from making history: his very first perfect game (which would’ve miraculously marked the third of this season) with two down and Jason Donald at the plate.
Sadly, first base umpire Jim Joyce called Donald safe on a bang-bang play, and the Detroit Tigers righty will now have to settle for a one-hit shut out by a score of 3-0 over the Cleveland Indians , regardless of his perfect performance and a ridiculous [...]
In the past week, alot has been decided. We now know who will play for the NBA Championship and Stanley Cup. As well as playoff action in the NBA and NHL, baseball has had another week of good baseball action.
Before we get to our nominees, I would like to take the time on this Veterans Day to thank everyone who has served for our country.
It ‘s a mute an unimportant point whether the 15 minutes of fame that Dallas Braden began accruing after his pugnacious rant at Alex Rodriguez is extended much longer. And simply pitching a perfect game, as stellar an achievement as that is, is no guarantee of continuing fame or sustained success, especially if it’s a singular occurrence in an otherwise mediocre career, a plateau that Braden is still looking up at.
Every week, athletes go out and give it their all just to help their teams get the win. At this time, some are in the midst of a playoff run and some are reaching the 50 mark in a 162 game season. While trying to honor these athletes, I’ve decided to start an athlete of …