Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kryptonite > Superman

The hottest team in baseball got cooled off today by Anibal Sanchez, who threw a one-hitter at AT&T Park. Even Buster Posey was denied--his hit streak was stopped at 21 when he went 0-3 with two strikeouts and a ground ball double play. It was the 20th start for the 26-year-old righthander from Venezuela, the most in one season of his short, injury-plagued career. Sanchez is finally delivering the goods for Florida this year (2.3 WAR). He threw a no-hitter as a 22-year-old rookie in 2006.

Sometimes Lex Luthor gets a hold of some kyrptonite and slows down Superman. That's what happened today. Tomorrow will be another story. Too bad we wasted a quality start from MadBum.



Anonymous said...

I missed it, although the box score looked fine. 5 Ks, only 2BBs in 6 innings and my favourite, no HR! He was solid. I can't believe it, only one friggin' hit. I hate when we only have 1 hit. 2 out of 4 ain't bad. I still feel good.

Anonymous said...

This is his first complete game and first shutout he has tossed since his no hitter 4 years ago. What is it about marlins pitchers throwing great games against the giants in afternoon games? The one hit by fellow Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval.