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Giants’ Chris Heston Throws First No-Hitter of 2015 (Video)
The San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston became the first Major League pitcher in 2015 to throw a no-hitter on Tuesday. And he did so in a rather strange fashion, striking out 11 and walking none, but failing to achieve a perfect game thanks to three hit batters.
Heston’s achievement came during San Francisco’s 5-0 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field. It’s the Giants’ fifth no-hitter in the last seven years, and the 17th in franchise history.
So how did Heston finish off his no-no? With three strikeouts in the ninth. Watch:
Want a few more interesting facts about Chris Heston’s no-hitter? Here you go:
- It is the first time since 1914 that a pitcher has hit at least three batters while throwing a no-hitter.
- The Giants have now had a pitcher throw a no-hitter in each of the last four seasons (Tim Lincecum in 2014 and 2013, and Matt Cain in 2012).
- The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Justin Verlander hurled a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers (on June 12, 2007).
Hat Tip – [MLB]