What a night in Twins Territory! With the team coming off its worst month of baseball since the “Dark Ages” of the late 1990s, and Francisco Liriano basically pitching for a spot in the rotation after a horrible month, he twirls a no-no in Chicago!
From Jack Kralick to Dean Chance To Scott Erickson to Eric Milton, the torch has now been passed to Liriano. It wasn’t all that pretty (6 walks), but it got the job done. Milty always got criticized for his no-hitter being against a no-name bunch of Angels at the time, but his name is still in the record books, is it not?! The same goes for Francisco.
This has to be one of the more unique no-no’s, though, in that the game was literally in the balance until the final out was recorded. With the way the Twins have been playing as of late, I kept waiting for the big ChiSox hit…that never came.
Hopefully, this can be a turning point for the 2011 Twins season. For the last two weeks, the Twins have really needed that “spark” to drag them out of the doldrums. Can you think of anything much better than this?!
Way to go Frankie!!
-The no-no was also backed up by a win Wednesday evening. A series sweep…even if it was just two games! Now, off to Boston and the AL East again. Frankie might need that kind of stuff again.
Preview (11-18, 4th, 1.5 GB DET): Scott Baker (1-2, 3.16) vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-2, 3.81)