Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game. Okay, at first glance this doesn’t belong as the headliner on You CAN’T Predict Baseball…
- But fans at Safeco have seen two perfect games and a no-hitter in one year.
– And the Rays got no-hit AGAIN.
— Over a quarter of all perfect games in history have happened in the past five years.
—- Since 2009, the Rays have been perfect game’d three times, and no-hit one other time.
—– Let me remind you that the Rays are, you know, actually good.
—— Heck, in 2010 they got perfect game’d, no-hit, and almost had another no-hitter thrown against them only to get a single with two outs in the ninth, and they were third in the AL in runs scored.
——- Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, BJ Upton, and Carlos Pena were in the lineup every time the team was no-hit.
Aaron Cook had a no-hitter through 5.1 innings, and a 2-0 lead.
- He didn’t get another batter out, and he took the loss.
– He did this against the Orioles. They are eleven games over .500 and in the first Wild Card spot in the AL.
— And their run differential is -41.
The final score of a Freddy Garcia/Scott Feldman Yankees/Rangers matchup in the Bronx was 3-2.
- Josh Hamilton homered twice, too.
– And the Yankees won.
— They didn’t homer at all, making them 3-17 when they don’t homer.
—- In his last 11 games, Eric Chavez is hitting over .500.
—– Oh yeah and he also has five home runs.
Greg Dobbs homered off Roy Halladay.
- Three Reds hit homers off R.A. Dickey.
– W/L doesn’t mean that much, but Tim Lincecum is 6-13.
Dewayne Wise had four RBIs.