Thursday, December 17, 2009
Turner Darr throws no-hitter
Last night Philadelphia's Turner Darr threw only the 6th no-hitter in The Bigs history in Austin. Darr threw 113 pitches, walked two, and struck out 10 in a 1-0 Philadelphia victory. Darr's teammates mobbed him on the mound after the game. "We were just so excited for him", said shortstop Doc Bowen, whose solo homer in the 4th accounted for the game's only run. "He's had a couple of rough seasons, but he's started to turn it around a bit this season, and this really highlights what Turner can do. We think he's good". Added Darr, "I was just trying to make my pitches. I couldn't think about the no-hitter because one mistake could have cost us the game, and we need as many as we can get to stay in the race. But yeah, I'm excited. Not too many people have done this". Darr joins Ajax Drabek, Duffy Parnell, Perry Herman, Matty Eusebio, and David Dunwoody as the only pitchers in the history of the league to throw a no-no.