Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wow

The Dodgers just got no-hit...and won! (box score)

Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo combined to throw 8 no-hit innings for the The Angels Angels of Anaheim, but the winning run was scored in the 5th inning when Matt Kemp was safe at first on a Weaver error, stole 2nd (and moved to 3rd on a throwing error by The Angels Angels of Anaheim catcher Jeff Mathis) and scored on a Blake DeWitt sacrifice fly.

This, my friends, is why baseball is such an intriguing sport. One of the rarest occurances in the game, a no-hitter, doesn't even guarantee victory.

EDIT-according to ESPN.com, "Strange finish in Los Angeles. Two Angels pitchers. No hits for the Dodgers, but we can't call it a no-hitter. Why not? It wasn't a complete game, and well, the Angels LOST 1-0 to the Dodgers, even though the Dodgers didn't get a hit."

Not sure whether that means it's not a no-hitter for any given pitcher (obviously, because there were 2) or if it's not an official no-hitter at all (either because it was pitched by 2 pitchers or because the Dodgers only hit 8 times, as the home team). Still a cool thing, though.

SECOND EDIT-Check this video from ESPN.com: a "no-hitter" requires a team to hit in all 9 innings. So the Dodgers were just "held without a hit" by the The Angels Angels of Anaheim.

THIRD EDIT-Check this post. Interesting stuff.

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