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  1. Is Roy Halladay this century's best pitcher?

    Rob Neyer

    Jerry Green wasn't quite as impressed by Roy Halladay's no-hitter as you might have been ... And the TV announcers, in their glorious ignorance, proclaimed: "Roy Halladay has just pitched the first no-hitter in the postseason since Don Larsen's ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  2. Roy Halladay a wolf among kittens

    Rob Neyer

    For your consideration, a list: Johnny Vander Meer Allie Reynolds Virgil Trucks Don Larsen Nolan Ryan Those are the only men who have thrown two no-hitters in one calendar year or thrown a postseason no-hitter. Roy Halladay just became t...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  3. The meaning of Edwin Jackson

    Rob Neyer

    Maybe we shouldn't be surprised by anything in the Year of the Pitcher (21st century edition). Maybe we shouldn't be surprised, after a season -- no, make that less than half a season -- that's already seen the first no-hitter in Rockies history and ...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  4. News not all bad for Orioles

    Rob Neyer

    Sure, the Orioles are 4-17. Brian Roberts is hurt, and Adam Jones has walked twice this month. But the news isn't all bad. Wednesday night, their No. 6 starter pitched a no-hitter. Sure, it was in the minors. But when you're 4-17 you take your good n...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  5. Rockies' Jimenez among many farm gems

    Rob Neyer

    From Jeff Passan's take on the no-hitter: Jimenez loves his fastball, as he ought. For two years running, it's been the hardest pitch in baseball, and this year is no different: Over three starts, he is sitting at 96.5 mph, harder than he's ever th...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  6. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are still recovering, not from the 20-inning game and the no-hitter ... but from missing the 20-inning game and the no-hitter. * At MLB Trade Rumors, Nick Collias has an excellent summary of the vociferous Dominican opposition to an ...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  7. Pierzynski cheats, Romero loses no-no

    Rob Neyer

    Andy Behrens on what happened just moments before Ricky Romero lost his no-hitter last night: Romero skipped a pitch in the dirt to Pierzynski leading off the eighth inning -- not a terrible pitch, mind you, because AJ had been hacking at similar of...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  8. An unlikely no-no for 'the Spaniard'

    Rob Neyer

    If you were ranking the various Giants' chances, earlier this week, of throwing a no-hitter, I'm guessing that Jonathan Sanchez wouldn't have been near the top of your list. After all, Sanchez had the highest ERA (5.30) in the rotation,...

    Blog | July 11, 2009
  9. Francona wonders who wrote 'book'

    Rob Neyer

    When is a controversy not a controversy? How about Wednesday night when Gerald Laird tried to break up a no-hitter by laying down a bunt in the sixth inning? Laird's bunt went foul, Beckett finally gave up a hit in the seventh and then he plunked...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  10. Cubs' Marmol out of control

    Rob Neyer

    Cubs right-hander Randy Wells took a no-hitter into the seventh inning tonight, but lost it when Chipper Jones led off with a solid single to left field. In the eighth, Garret Anderson led off with a home run -- his second in two games and just his s...

    Blog | June 02, 2009
  11. Strasburg makes his case (again)

    Rob Neyer

    As Jon Heyman writes, the phenom just keeps on phenominating: San Diego State phenom Stephen Strasburg's 17-strikeout, no-hitter against Air Force was well-timed, coming in his home finale. It also came in front of Nats GM Mike Rizzo and his ent...

    Blog | May 11, 2009
  12. Podcast: Baseball Today goes for the cycle

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Karabell and Peter Pascarelli discuss on Baseball Today which feat is rarer: the cycle or a no-hitter....

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  13. Don't be surprised if we see another no-no

    Rob Neyer

    Did Anibal Sanchez fit the profile of the likely no-hit pitcher? Yes. Sort of.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2006
  14. Drabowsky was an expert practical joker

    Rob Neyer

    Moe Drabowksy was a good pitcher for a long time – but he is more famous for his pranks.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2005
  15. Hardball at its best

    Rob Neyer

    From watching a high school no-hitter in progress to a Triple-A game, baseball is seemingly at every corner.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2004
  16. Big Unit always stingy with hits

    Rob Neyer

    Randy Johnson always seems to have no-hitter stuff. So what took him so long to reach perfection?

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2004