Thursday, June 14, 2012

What A Night For Pitchers

Three incredible pitching performances last night, one in Miami with a potential Boston no-hitter by Felix Doubront broken up by no less than Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey's one-hitter against Tampa Bay, and Matt Cain totally shutting down the Houston Astros late last night at AT&T Park.

This morning word comes that the Mets are going to try to appeal what they believe should have been a fielding error on David Wright on B.J. Upton's first-inning dribbler "single". Jon Heyman of CBS doesn't believe the Mets have a chance to have the call overturned. I would think that then we'd go back to the tapes and films of all one-hitters and try to make them retroactively into no-nos. The decision of the official scorer should be final. Imagine if the Cards were to appeal that blown third base foul line call in Santana's no hitter of almost two weeks ago....

That said, let's roll out the revised roster, as we continue to count down the Padres' continued futility in their quest for a no-hitter at right. (Anyone else doing this?)

combined no hitters not counted, including the one the Seattle Mariners threw on June 8, 2012
06/13/12 San Francisco Giants (Matt Cain - perfect game)
06/01/12 New York Mets (Johan Santana - team's first)
05/02/12 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Jered Weaver)
04/21/12 Chicago White Sox (Philip Humber - perfect game)
05/07/11 Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander)
05/03/11 Minnesota Twins (Francisco Liriano)
10/06/10 Philadelphia Phillies (Roy Halladay - postseason game)
07/26/10 Tampa Bay Rays (Matt Garza - team's first)
06/25/10 Arizona Diamondbacks (Edwin Jackson)
05/09/10 Oakland A's (Dallas Braden - perfect game)
04/17/10 Colorado Rockies (Ubaldo Jiminez, team's first)
09/14/08 Chicago Cubs (Carlos Zambrano)
05/19/08 Boston Red Sox (Jon Lester)
09/06/06 Florida Marlins (Anibal Sanchez)
05/18/04 Arizona Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson - perfect game)
09/03/01 St. Louis Cardinals (Bud Smith)
07/18/99 New York Yankees (David Cone - perfect game)
09/17/96 Los Angeles Dodgers (Hideo Nomo)
07/28/94 Texas Rangers (Kenny Rogers - perfect game)
04/08/94 Atlanta Braves (Kent Mercker)
09/08/93 Houston Astros (Darryl Kile - vs. METS)
04/22/93 Seattle Mariners (Chris Bosio)
08/26/91 Kansas City Royals (Bret Saberhagen)
07/26/91 Montreal Expos (Dennis Martinez - perfect game - now Washington Nationals)
09/02/90 Toronto Blue Jays (Dave Stieb)
09/16/88 Cincinnati Reds (Tom Browning - perfect game)
04/15/87 Milwaukee Brewers (Juan Nieves)
05/15/81 Cleveland Indians (Len Barker)
08/09/76 Pittsburgh Pirates (John Candelaria)
08/13/69 Baltimore Orioles (Jim Palmer)
NEVER San Diego Padres (team's inception, 1969)

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