It wasn’t that long ago that Jason Heyward was the biggest news in baseball for his Opening Day home run in his first at-bat. Now, he’s played in a no-hit ballgame. He just happened to be on the wrong side of that ballgame.
Ubaldo Jimenez became the first Rockies pitcher in their 18-year franchise history to throw a no-hitter this evening.
Jimenez has been creeping towards elite status and now it’s official, the guy is a legitimate ace. He’s arrived. He walked six and struck out seven Braves on 128 pitches; 78 of which were strikes.
Carlos Gonzalez added two hits and two RBI’s in his return to the lineup while Brad Hawpe had three hits in four at-bats and a run.
But the finest play was probably with the leather. Dexter Fowler snagged a ball in deep left center field that allowed history to remain in tact.
So let it be written, let it be known. Ubaldo Jimenez no-hit the team he grew up watching on a Saturday night in Atlanta.