Jimenez Throws No Hitter
Posted April 18, 2010on:
Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez threw the first no-hitter in the Rockies’ 18-year history on Saturday night. Despite walking 6 Braves batters and throwing 128 pitches, Jimenez was able to make it through nine innings without giving up a single hit. Jimenez is used to a heavy workload. He threw atleast 100 pitches in 29 of his 33 starts last season. After giving up up a walk to lead of the bottom of the sixth inning, Jimenez began working exclusively out of the stretch after talking to his pitching coach. Jimenez was also helped out by great defense. Center fielder Dexter Fowler made an unbelieveable catch in the 7th inning, sprinting towards the gap in left center to make a diving catch on a line drive hit by Troy Glaus. This is the first perfect game of the 2010 season and the last since Mark Buehrle threw one on July 23, 2009 against the the Tampa Bay Rays.