Just read through all the blog comments. Man, people are all fired up.
I hope we can agree on this: It was plenty cool to see Phil Franchise dealing against the Rangers tonight. I like to tell you guys that I root for good stories. I was rooting like heck for a no-hitter because that’s a great story.
It was sickening to see the trainer come to the mound in the seventh inning. Hughes is the perfect subject for a reporter because we don’t know too much about him yet. It’s a shame that process has been put on hold.
You know what was amazing? Whenever I’ve covered a no-hitter in the past, I always look for a defensive play to write about that may have saved a hit. There weren’t any of those tonight. Of the 11 balls Texas put in play, only three cleared the infield.
The subject of whether Hughes was rushed or not is moot now. Hopefully everybody agrees that he heals up soon and we get a chance to watch him try to complete a no-hitter later on this season. I would have loved to watch the end of his battle with Teixeira.
Here is my game story.
Meanwhile, did Ron Washington actually bat Victor Diaz clean-up the first day he was called up from the minors? And people give Joe Torre a hard time …