Wow -- Yusmeiro Petit, one batter away from being perfect.
Credit to Brian Sabean; he's done an excellent job for years in finding guys like this. After all, Vogelsong, Gaudin, and Petit are all in the rotation right now, and all are multiple castoffs.
Granted: there's no particular reason to believe that Petit is going to be anything in the long run, or even in the medium run. But, hey -- that's three good starts. Maybe he's found something...youneverknow.
Not that I'm exactly hoping for Vogelsong, Gaudin, and Petit to all be in the rotation next year (presumably with Cain and Bumgarner, I guess). Still....much better to have multiple guys competing for those slots than to just plug in any of them.
At any rate, I don't have much to say about it really...I missed the first several innings tonight because I was watching a movie (Some Like It Hot, with the youngest daughter; very fun, of course), and then I checked the score, but didn't turn the broadcast on until the bottom of the 6th. At which point I realized what was going on, and of course stuck with the game until the end.
The Giants of course haven't had a lot of no-hitters, and at least the San Francisco Giants haven't had any obscure pitcher no-hitters; I suppose Jonathan Sanchez is the most obscure of the set, and he had ~120 starts for them and 140 GS overall, so that's not exactly obscure. In fact, Sanchez may be the most obscure guy in franchise history to throw one. There's no one even remotely likely Petit. There's no Dallas Braden or Mike Warren, even (really bad luck to pitch a no-hitter for the A's, apparently).
Anyway, not much more to say about this. Hey, any fun to be had this season has to be enjoyed, right?