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"Lou is not talking about mechanics when he goes out to the mound,"
~Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Vasquez No Hitter Broken Up

Javier Vasquez had his bid at a no-hitter broken up in the 7th by Doug Mientkiewicz's pathically wimpy check swing. The ball rolled along the third base line while Crede and Vasquez tried to will it foul, but I guess it wasn't to be. I'm sure it's typically a thrill to break up a pitcher's no-hitter, but I can't help but think Dougie Baseball feels a little bad about this one.

Overall, it's been a great day for pitchers. Tim Hudson threw a complete game that included another no-hit bid going into the 6th. His counterpart, Tom Glavine, threw 8 innings of 4 hit ball. His ERA is now a ridiculous 1.38.

Chris Carpenter allowed only two hits over 8 innings as the Cards shut out Pirates.

We're likely not done with the good pitching outings. Slated to take the mound tonight is Curt Schilling, Kevin Millwood, Joe Blanton, Brandon Webb, and Andy Petitte. I'm guessing the offensive explosions we've seen over the first two weeks are about to come to an end.

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