Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jonathan Sanchez Tosses a No-No [David Stefanini]

Jonathan Sanchez threw a no hitter last night against the San Diego Padres. He almost threw a perfect game but with one out in the 8th inning Giants third baseman Juan Uribe committed an error which surrendered the first and only base runner of the evening for the Padres.

Lets not kill the Giants defense for giving up the perfect game, because exactly one inning later with one out in the ninth pinch hitter Edgar Gonzalez hit a bullet to center field. Aaron Rowand drifted back and made an amazing leaping catch to preserve the no hitter.

This comes as a complete shock. Sanchez had a terrible season coming into the night with a record of 2-8 and was making the start only because Randy Johnson was placed on the DL. Sanchez had spent the previous three weeks in the bullpen trying to regain his confidence, I'm going to guess last night helped him immensely.

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