• Sabathia’s Near No-No

    Posted by on April 10th, 2010 · Comments (9)

    After those late, great, plays by Teixeira and A-Rod, followed by that 1-4-3 play in the 8th, I really thought it was destiny that CC was going to get it…

    Bummer.

    A no-hitter on national T.V. would have been sweet. Great for Sabathia. And, a super thrill for Francisco Cervelli.

    Oh, well, on the plus side, it’s a break for my bladder. I’ve been holding it since the 5th inning…not wanting to bring a whammy. And, now, I finally get to whiz…

    But, for the record, I would have held it as long as it took to get the no-no…

    Comments on Sabathia’s Near No-No

    1. K-V-C
      April 10th, 2010 | 7:20 pm

      Why didn’t Gardner try to catch that ball? You have an 8 run lead, and Gardner who really belongs in AAA, played it safe. At least dive for the ball and look like you actually know what the hell is going on Brett.

    2. BOHAN
      April 10th, 2010 | 7:24 pm

      @ K-V-C:
      he had no shot at that ball.
      mcgarver and buck needed to shut up bout the no hitter every 5 secs one of them is mentioning it. they need to realize some people r really superstitious and really do believe in not saying anything. i cant stand those 2. especially mcgarver second worse announcer in sports next to ron darling

    3. April 10th, 2010 | 10:44 pm

      BOHAN wrote:

      @ K-V-C:
      he had no shot at that ball.
      mcgarver and buck needed to shut up bout the no hitter every 5 secs one of them is mentioning it. they need to realize some people r really superstitious and really do believe in not saying anything. i cant stand those 2. especially mcgarver second worse announcer in sports next to ron darling

      Just to add… Mcgarver and Buck talked about how ridiculous the superstition is for 5 to 10 minutes during the game after the no-hitter is broken up. I understand them saying ‘no-hitter’ throughout but to bash people on-air about how ridiculous the superstition is (and in turn how ridiculous people are about being superstitious)? Talk about alienating some of your audience a tad bit.

      And hell, talk about alienating what some would consider a critical part of the game of baseball: superstitions. Why not rip on the players for not sitting next to CC during the game? Isn’t that superstitious?

    4. Raf
      April 10th, 2010 | 11:29 pm

      Brent wrote:

      Talk about alienating some of your audience a tad bit.

      Their mere presence alienates an audience…

    5. mondoas
      April 10th, 2010 | 11:59 pm

      All I know is, as soon as McCarver said the word “DESTINY” after the bare handed attempt by CC which Cano made, I knew it was only a matter of time before the No-No ended!

    6. 77yankees
      April 11th, 2010 | 1:29 am

      Gardner had no shot to catch that ball, though I questioned why he was playing so deep to begin with.

      Nevertheless, great game by CC, and the bullpen is pretty well rested should they be needed Sunday.

    7. redbug
      April 11th, 2010 | 7:21 am

      Girardi said regardless of what happened in that at-bat, Kelly Shoppach was going to be CC Sabathia’s last hitter. I think he would’ve had to carry CC off the mound.

      It would have made no sense to me. Girardi let CC stay past 100 pitches in his 1st start. Why worry about going a few more if CC had the chance to go in to the 9th w/ a no hitter on the line?

    8. butchie22
      April 11th, 2010 | 10:40 am

      Charie Cheeseburger was magnificent yesterday! I know that I’m usually cynical BUT I love how CC tamed the young and hungry Rays.NO hitter or not, the end result was great.

      I don’t believe in the superstitions of baseball and the like. What Harry Moskowitz (John Sterling’s real name) says or if Suzyn The Former Diehard Red Sox Nation Citizen whines about something… that doesn’t effect play on the field.It’s all about skill and being on and Charlie Cheeseburger was on big time.

      It also got me to thinking about a no-hitter vs a perfect game. AJ Burnout has a no-hitter that must be the most dubious of all time, didn’t he walk 9 batters!?! He struck out 7 BUT walked 9 and had a shutout…a very weird no-no if there ever was one. However in this OBP era that almost qualifies as 9 singles! A no -hitter is somewhat impressive BUT doesn’t hold a candle in terms of grandeur to a perfect game.

    9. 77yankees
      April 11th, 2010 | 11:05 am

      To me, also, if you give up a run, it takes away from a no-hitter. Ex-Yankee Joe Cowley had one of those in 1986 where he walked eight and won 7-1.

      And you’re right – a lot of unknown pitchers have thrown no-nos, but for the most part, pitchers who were perfect had great careers – or great seasons, so they’re not a fluke.

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