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UPDATE: Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid broke up in ninth inning

Apr 22, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Marlins win 4-1. Sanchez ends up with a complete-game one-hitter.

9:35 PM: So much for that. Dexter Fowler just broke up the no-no with a leadoff single in the ninth. It bounced just beyond Omar Infante‘s glove into right field. Is Edwin Rodriguez going to pull him now?

9:26 PM: Sanchez has made it through eight innings with the no-hitter intact. He got Ty Wigginton to fly out to center, Chris Iannetta to strike out and pinch-hitter Jose Lopez on a soft liner to second base. He’s now at 115 pitches. Three more outs to go.

9:12 PM: You might want to turn on your television. Or your mobile device. We’re in the future, you know?

Anibal Sanchez hasn’t allowed a hit over the first seven innings of tonight’s game against the Rockies. However, the Rockies did score a run in the first inning on a fielding error by first baseman Gaby Sanchez. The Marlins currently lead 4-1.

Sanchez has struck out eight and walked three. He’s currently at 102 pitches through seven innings. Of course, Sanchez previously pitched a no-hitter in his 14th major league start back on September 6, 2006 against the Diamondbacks. He needed 103 pitches to complete that one.

Stay tuned to see if Sanchez can toss the first no-no of the 2011 season.

Note: MLB.com has a free preview of MLB.tv tonight, so you can track Sanchez’s progress there.

  1. derekjetersmansion - Apr 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    D-Backs, not Dodgers, buddy.

    • D.J. Short - Apr 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

      Yep, thanks!

  2. cur68 - Apr 22, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Bummer about the no hitter. Good he won though.

  3. Old Gator - Apr 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Just got back from the game. Throat, gone. Hell, it even makes my fingers sore to type this. We thought he’d do it. We tried to make enough noise to fill out the bupkis crowd. I was there for Al Leiter’s no-hitter against these same Rocky Mountain Oysters yonks ago, and I really wanted to have to laminate another Feesh ticket stub. Ah well.

    I mentioned back at the beginning of the season that I thought Sanchez was rounding back into his 2006 form, and it’s been a long time and a lot of recovery to this point but he’s had flashes of brilliance since spring training. Maybe the promise of his rookie season is going to be fulfilled at last.

    So far, so good on this home stand. A near no-no against a team that’s been ripping it up like the Oysters have been is a good sign. Tonight, Javier Vasquez follows this gem. Double ah well.

    • drunkenhooliganism - Apr 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM

      the numbers might not have showed it, but he looked great against the Phillies in his previous start. There was a 40 mph wind blowing out to right center, and other than Polanco hitting the only oppo of his career, he kept the ball down and made a lot of the phillies looked awful. Of course, he just has to stay healthy

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