Tonight I had the chance to not only cover my first no hitter, but watch my first no hitter. It was easily one of the most memorable games I've been to.
Prior to the game I noticed that the Durham lineup was almost entirely left-handed. That's actually something I noticed Saturday, as Durham only has one healthy right hander. That already made it a favorable matchup for Wilson.
Around the fourth inning, after one time through the lineup, I started thinking about the no hitter. Wilson was dealing. He didn't have his control issues that can often plague his starts. He was dominating the left handed heavy lineup, blowing them away with his fastball, and fooling them with his curve.
Around the sixth inning it became apparent that Wilson wouldn't go all the way. That's what happens when you end up with nine strikeouts. You rack up a big pitch count.
Minor league ball is kind of interesting. I have no interest in the individual teams or their records. My focus on this site has always bee...
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