Monday, July 26, 2010

Matt Garza throws a No-Hitter; The Fifth this Season

Matt Garza of the Tampa Bay Rays, threw a no-hitter Monday evening, the fifth one Major League Baseball has seen this year.  He did it against the Detroit Tigers, a team that has had some issues since the All-Star break.

Garza, who got roughed up in his last outing, allowed only a second inning walk to Brennan Bosech, and quickly erased him by coaxing a double play grounder.  The Tigers only hit a few balls hard, and never really made a threat.

The Rays got all the runs they would need on a Grand Slam by former Tiger Matt Joyce, and Carl Crawford added another dinger later to put the cherry on top.

Garza pounded the strike zone, throwing 120 pitches, 80 of them for strikes. He got his last strikeout in the bottom of the ninth, getting Gerald Laird looking with a fastball.  Garza had six for the game.

Kevin Says:  No-hitters are becoming like Home Runs during the steroid era, they happen so often, no one really cares.  I guess the pitchers have an advantage when the sluggers of the league don't have a needle hanging from their asses.  The Padres and Mets are the only teams that haven't thrown a no-hitter.  I think that Mat Latos of San Diego will eventually throw one.

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