…Lose it big.
I think the beauty of being subjected to a no-hitter is that it can really bring a team’s offense under inspection, and hopefully elicit some change. As bad as the Braves looked tonight in Ubaldo Jimenez’s six-walk no-hitter, there’s solace in knowing that Cox and Wren couldn’t possibly sit back and say that at least a third of the lineup (namely: Melky, McLouth, and Glaus) are up to league average, or that Terry Pendleton has any clue what he’s doing with Atlanta hitters…
…Or could they?
Admittedly, I’ve seen worse. And Jimenez was throwing some very nasty stuff. Here’s a post-game quote from Bobby Cox, regarding Jimenez: “He’s hard to hit at.”
Well-said, Bobby. Well-said.