Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A No-hitter and a Milestone

Anaheim got its first win of the season (a 1-0 win) in dramatic fashion, as reigning Cy Young Award winner Mateo Batista threw a no-hitter against Seattle and former Cy Young Award winner Miguel Benitez. Benitez gave up only one run in the eighth inning for the complete game loss, but the story was Batista, who walked 3 and struck out 3 for his first ever no-no and the 7th in the history of The Bigs (Ajax Drabek, Duffy Parnell, Perry Herman, Matty Eusebio, David Dunwoody, and Turner Darr are the others). "I was so focused on trying to win the game, as it was close the whole way, so the answer is no", said Batisita when asked if he was thinking about the no-hitter. "I was focused on making my pitches where Cesar (Trevino) called for them. But I do know it's a short, fairly exclusive list that I'm now on. It's a good feeling", continued the Anaheim ace.

As for the milestone, this update marks the blog's 500th post. The Trenton office of TBDN has stated they are planning a celebration to mark the occasion, but aren't stating exactly what they were planning on doing to celebrate.

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