A shut-out to Victorino

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    We've had a few heroes this year as far as breaking up no-hitters.  It's been a miracle season in that regard.  I believe Mr. Drew even did the honors once.

     
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    Look at the bright side. At least we didn't have to worry about hitting with runners in scoring position.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Yes, thanks Shane. Now get hot, get traded, and bring us back some prospects

     
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    Just shows throwing a no-hitter has a lot of luck involved.  Throwing a low hit game is one thing, but one little flair, a 27 hopper in the right spot or even a chop off the plate can break one up very easily.  Likewise there always seem to be a couple of hard hit balls that go right at someone.

     
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    Look at the bright side. At least we didn't have to worry about hitting with runners in scoring position.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

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    Yes, we had no issues with clutch stats today.  The game was clutch-free.

     

     
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    Yes, clutch free game. They played on automatic... Automatic out.

     
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    Just shows throwing a no-hitter has a lot of luck involved.  Throwing a low hit game is one thing, but one little flair, a 27 hopper in the right spot or even a chop off the plate can break one up very easily.  Likewise there always seem to be a couple of hard hit balls that go right at someone.

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    [object HTMLDivElement].  Nolan Ryan must have been the luckiest pitcher ever , since he threw seven no-hitters. Or maybe he was the unluckiest, since he threw twelve one - hitters and eighteen two hitters. Not sure which one it was . A few more bloops or seeing eye grounders and he may not have any no- hitters. A few more hard hit balls right at someone , and he might have an unbelievable thirty seven no- hitters. What we do know is that he was a great pitcher.  It could be that luck helps , but skill , guts and ability are what matters the most. My point is that luck is always present, but it will not last. In the end, talent and courage will win out. Any ham and egger can get lucky and pitch a no- hitter, but in the end " luck " is the cry of losers, while in the end, the better team ( man) will wind up the winner. 

     
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    Nolan Ryan was actually one of the unluckiest pitchers ever.  He played on so many bad teams, that's why his career winning pct. was only 52.6.  His 1987 season was a classic of bad luck, as he went 8-16 while leading the league with a 2.76 ERA.

    As for his no-hitters, there would have been less luck involved in his, because of his blow-you-away fastball simply overpowering hitters.

     

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