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From a 13-hitter to (almost) a no-hitter

Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:56 pm
 
Only one pitcher in the big leagues has allowed 13 hits in a game this year.

And only one pitcher in baseball has taken a no-hitter into the ninth inning this year.

Anibal Sanchez. And Anibal Sanchez.

And maybe that figures.

Sanchez, after all, is the guy who threw a no-hitter as a Marlins rookie in 2006. He's also the guy who has just two complete games -- and just 25 wins -- in four-plus seasons since then.

He's a guy who can allow 13 hits to the last-place Astros, then come back two starts later and take a no-hitter to the ninth against the first-place Rockies.

Dexter Fowler finally poked a slow ground ball through the right side, for what Colorado's only hit in a 4-1 Florida win. Sanchez fell three outs short of becoming the first pitcher to get a no-hitter but not a shutout since Darryl Kile did it for the Astros against the Mets in 1993.

And he did it two starts after allowing two hits to the opposing pitcher, Houston's J.A. Happ.

"That's a day when nothing good happened," Sanchez told reporters that night in Houston. "The balls just found holes."

It seems they did, although five of those 13 hits went for extra bases.

In any case, two starts later, plenty good happened for Sanchez. Only one of the balls the Rockies hit found a hole.

It wasn't a no-hitter, but it was impressive.

It was Anibal Sanchez.

He wasn't the pitcher you thought might throw a no-hitter this weekend, not with Josh Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez facing off Sunday in Miami, not with Roy Halladay facing the weak-hitting Padres Sunday in San Diego.

He didn't throw a no-hitter. But he did come close.

Category: MLB
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 3:23 pm
 

From a 13-hitter to (almost) a no-hitter

First off Knobler, Sanchez has 6 years under his belt and only 1 full season. His one great year was under Girardi when he was healthy.
Knobler you forget that Sanchez has thrown a no-hitter before and has flirted with one several times. You should also mention why he has only 25 32 wins in not 4 6 seasons. The guy was injured almost every year and had a major arm surgery causing him to miss a lot of time.

Anibal Sanchez is the Marlins second best pitcher. He is better than Nolasco, but most people won't see it because Nolasco has been healthy, has that high K:BB rate, and had 1 amazing fluke season while Sanchez's one great year was as a rookie before he started missing so much time.


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