Monday, May 19, 2008
It would have been a spectacular game from him anyways-- the strikeouts were crazy-- but what a glorious no-hitter it was. And the catch from Jacoby to preserve it, wow, talk about a heart attack after the fact. It was a good catch at the time, but as the game wore on and everyone became aware of what, exactly, that catch had made possible... eeep eep eep.
AT FENWAY! This was at Fenway. I mean, can you even imagine? Jon Lester is 24 years old and he just threw a no-hitter for the Red Sox in Fenway Park.
Tito was completely overcome after the game, and isn't that just a perfect like microcosm of us all?
TC and the Eck are talking about how the last out-- that punchy strikeout-- was the perfect way to end a no-hitter, and catdamn if they aren't right. Of course any out would have been great, 'cause, dude, no-hitter! But that strikeout, wham, bam, Jon Lester just kicked your ass PERSONALLY. Doesn't get much better than that.
Justin Verlander, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester. I have been dead spoiled when it comes to no-hitters for my boys lately.
Labels: baseball, Jon Lester, MLB, no-hitter