Rich Hill's Historic No-Hitter Bid Just Got J-Hayed
So I was at the game tonight, and I'm ashamed and mortified to admit that I was completely unaware of Rich Hill's bid for perfection until I got home and checked the Twitter machine. Hot damn though, what a game to be at. In a sport where basically everything and anything has happened, two historic firsts occurred in these 9.66 innings of Major League Baseball:
- Historic First #1: This was the first ever perfect game bid broken up by a ninth inning error (thank you, Logan Forsythe)
- Historic First #2: This was the first ever no-hitter bid ended with a walk-off home run (thank you, Josh Harrison)
I'm shocked. Shocked because within that lenient window of a 150+ years that we've been playing this fine game of slight athleticism, you'd have to think that both of those would have happened at one point or another. No sir, they didn't, but they did happen right here, tonight at PNC Park. And get this: if Hill did complete the game perfect, it would have been the first Dodgers perfect game thrown since Sandy Koufax did it in 1965.
But J-Hay said no way.