>> Saturday, July 11, 2009
A no-hitter has been a very rare occurrence for the Giants franchise, and when recently demoted Jonathan Sanchez made his return to the starting rotation because of a Randy Johnson injury, most expected a subpar performance. Well, Sanchez went well beyond a subpar performance and threw the first no-hitter of the season and became the first Giant to throw a no-no since 1976.
The 26-year old Sanchez had been struggling all season (3-8) and was demoted to the bullpen for his poor performance, but his return sure was spectacular. Sanchez struck out 11, walked zero and if it wasn't for a defensive error by second baseman Juan Uribe we would be talking about a perfect game instead of a no-no. I'm sure Sanchez isn't buying him breakfast at the local IHOP this morning.
Congratulations to Jonathan Sanchez and his great performance!