Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jimenez Throws First No-Hitter of 2010

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez threw a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves tonight despite walking six batters. The Rockies won the game 4-0.

It is the first no-hitter in Rockies history. The New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays are the only teams in MLB to never have had any of their pitchers accomplish this feat.

Like most no-hitters it featured an absolutely spectacular defensive play. Rockies centerfielder Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch off the bat of Troy Glaus.

At 26, Jimenez is getting better with each season. He might not throw another no-hitter but it would come as no great surprise to me if he did.

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