Here’s a neat story to go along with Giants pitcher Chris Heston’s unconventional no-hitter. One of the people in the crowd at Citi Field last night was a guy from Florida named Brad Thomsen, who happens to have coached Heston from little league all the way through high school.
Giants pitcher Chris Heston, in only the 13th start of his career, threw a no-hitter against the Mets at Citi Field tonight. If you look at the box score, you’ll notice he didn’t walk any batters, so why wasn’t it a perfect game? Because he hit three batters: two in a row in the 4th and one to lead off the 9th.…
This is how you celebrate a no-hitter. After throwing his second in as many seasons against the Padres earlier today, Tim Lincecum threw on a USMNT shirt and a knight's helmet, and paraded around the locker room to the delight of his teammates.
Tim Lincecum just finished the second no-hitter of his career in today's game against the Padres. He threw 113 pitches in nine innings, striking out six and walking one.
On Wednesday Clayton Kershaw threw the 283rd no-hitter in baseball history. What separated Kershaw's no-hitter from becoming a perfect game was a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning that allowed the only Rockie player all night to reach first. The chart above, which comes from Redditor…
When Clayton Kershaw came within one error of a perfect game Wednesday night, he added "no-hitter" to a list of accolades and achievements that already included three ERA titles, two Cy Young awards, and a Triple Crown. In fact, he did more than that—going by Bill James's old game score metric, he pitched the…
One of the best things about Clayton Kershaw's dominant no-hitter is the fact that Kershaw's wife, Ellen, was there to witness the whole thing in person. The broadcast showed Ellen watching nervously from the stands throughout the night, but things really got good when her husband finally recorded the last out.
Astros pitcher Erik Bedard was dominating the Mariners Saturday night, racking up ten strikeouts, five walks and no hits over 6 1/3 innings. Then, he decided not to pitch anymore.
In today's 9-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was within one walk of a perfect game. His first career no-hitter came against the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007.
Reader PJ was good enough to grab this screenshot in the 30 seconds between when it went up, and when Yusmeiro Petit gave up his first hit. Fingers crossed for a front page story on Tom Brady's good health.
Isn't it nice to have an actual sports story to cover? After the jump, we'll break down Mark Buehrle's perfect game in pictures, numbers, and ritual sacrifices.