We make history again


Here’s the wrap from Os.com:

BOSTON — You may not have known his name when the night started, but you will by Sunday. Red Sox rookie Clay Buchholz no-hit the Orioles on Saturday night, etching his name into the record books alongside some of the all-time greats. Buchholz, who had made just one big league start before Saturday, never left much doubt in Boston’s 10-0 victory.

The no-hitter was the third of the season — joining Chicago’s Mark Buehrle and Detroit’s Justin Verlander — and the first against Baltimore in more than five years. Hideo Nomo no-hit the Orioles in April 2001. Prior to Saturday night, the Orioles were the only team in the Majors that hadn’t been shut out.

The Orioles never really came close to touching Buchholz, and only two plays even looked like they had a chance at breaking up his bid for history. Center fielder Coco Crisp made a long run to catch a ball in the sixth inning, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia robbed Miguel Tejada by making a highlight-reel diving stop and strong throw to first in the seventh…blah…blah…

Sigh. What can I say? At least we didn’t get close to scoring a run tonight, so at least I didn’t get my hopes up. A little easier to take than most games.

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