Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday New and Notes

If you decided to take a break from baseball, Saturday was not the day to do it.

The day started with breaking news (which broke on The Twin-Keys Show. We had Seth Stohs and Jack Steal on when the news broke.)that Jose Mijares would be going down to the DL. The Twins recall Alex Burnett who was optioned down to Rochester on Wednesday(Burnett has yet to throw a pitch at Rochester this season).

The next event of the day was the Twins game. Nick Blackburn, starter, struggled early going only five innings and giving up five earned. The bright spot of the day was the homer by Orlando Hudson. Jon Rauch came in to close the game out. Despite giving up a leadoff single, Rauch gets the save and retains his title as Saves leader in the MLB with six saves.
How often do you see a game go seven hours? Well that was the case yesterday afternoon/ last night. We saw two positional players come into pitch and Kyle Lohse play left field. This game is an instant classic. It took 652 pitches for the Mets to win in 20 innings by a score of 2-1. The last game to go this long was on April 17, 2008 (interesting?) where Rockies came out ontop of the Padres 2-1.

In a much shorter game, the Rockies' Ubaldo Jiménez threw the first no-hitter in Rockies history. Jiménez threw out of the stretch and was still throwing strong in the 9th inning with his fastball being clocked at 95. Jiménez becomes the first player to throw a no-hitter with a first name starting with U. It is also the first no-hitter in Major League history to have a balk in it.

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