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Happy 34th birthday to Ubaldo Jimenéz, threw Rockies’ only no-hitter

jimenezjerseyHappy 34th birthday to the Ubaldo Jimenéz, who tossed the only Colorado Rockies no-hitter in 2010.

Jiménez, a current free agent who spent the past four seasons with the Orioles, no-hit the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Turner Field. Jiménez struck out seven and walked six.

Jiménez in 2015 became the only pitcher I can remember (other than Babe Ruth in 1917 after one batter) being ejected while pitching a no-hitter. On April 17, 2015, home plate umpire Jordan Baker tossed Jiménez after he hit Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the back of the shoulder with a 90 mph fastball. Baker surmised that the fourth-inning pitch was retaliation for an incident earlier in the game. In the second inning, Sandoval slid hard into second baseman Jonathan Schoop to break up a double play, but neither the Orioles nor the Red Sox were issued warnings. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was not happy with Jiménez’s ejection.

Orioles reliever Kevin Gausman finished out the inning, but lost the no-hit bid in the fifth inning on a Xander Bogaerts single. Gausman then gave up a game-tying Ryan Hanigan homer, and the Red Sox went on to win 3-2 on Bogaerts’ ninth-inning walk-off single.

Also celebrating a no-no birthday is Jim Jay Hughes, who threw a no-hitter for the National League’s Baltimore Orioles on April 22, 1898 against the Boston Beaneaters. It was thrown on the same day that the Cincinnati Reds’ Ted Breitenstein tossed a no-no against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati’s League Park — the first of just two same-day no-nos in major league history.

Jiménez ejected from no-no in progress, 1 year ago today

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jiménez was ejected from a no-no in progress, one year ago today.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, home plate umpire Jordan Baker ejected Jiménez in the fourth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. Jiménez hit third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the back of the shoulder with a 90 mph fastball in the fourth inning of the game, and Baker surmised that the pitch was retaliation for an incident earlier in the game.

In the second inning, Sandoval slid hard into second baseman Jonathan Schoop to break up a double play, but neither the Orioles nor the Red Sox were issued warnings. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was not happy with Jiménez’s ejection.

Orioles reliever Kevin Gausman finished out the inning, but lost the combined no-hit bid in the fifth inning on a Xander Bogaerts single. Gausman then gave up a game-tying Ryan Hanigan homer, and the Red Sox went on to win 3-2 on Bogaerts’ ninth-inning walk-off single.

Oddly, the no-no ejection came on the fifth anniversary of Jiménez’s no-hitter for the Colorado Rockies, the first in that franchise’s history.

  Ubaldo Jiménez
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Saturday, April 17, 2010
Colorado Rockies 4, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)

Happy 32nd birthday Matt Garza, threw Rays’ only no-no

mattgarzaHappy 32nd birthday to Matt Garza, who threw the only no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history.

On Monday, July 26, 2010, at Tropicana Field, Garza no-hit the Detroit Tigers for a 5-0 win. The Tigers’ Max Scherzer was also working on a no-hitter that night but lost it on a Matt Joyce grand slam in the sixth.

Garza’s no-hitter came just three months after another team exited the no no-no club — the Colorado Rockies. On April 17 of that year, Ubaldo Jiménez tossed a no-hitter at Turner Field for a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

With the Rockies and Rays getting their first no-nos, that left the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres as the only major league franchises without one.

Santana kicked the Mets out of the club in June 2012, and the Padres continue to await their

Jiménez ejected from a no-no in progress

Home plate umpire Jordan Baker ejected Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jiménez on Friday night in the middle of him throwing a no-hitter. Granted it was only the fourth inning, but I don’t recall ever seeing that before.

Jiménez hit Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the back of the shoulder with a 90 mph fastball in the fourth inning of Friday night’s game, and Baker surmised that the pitch was retaliation for an incident earlier in the game.

In the second inning, Sandoval slid hard into second baseman Jonathan Schoop to break up a double play, but neither the Orioles nor the Red Sox were issued warnings. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was not happy with Jiménez’s ejection.

Orioles reliever Kevin Gausman finished out the inning, but lost the no-hit bid in the fifth inning on a Xander Bogaerts single. Gausman then gave up a game-tying Ryan Hanigan homer, and the Red Sox went on to win 3-2 on Bogaerts’ ninth-inning walk-off single.

Jiménez tossed a no-hitter in 2010 – the first in Colorado Rockies history:

  Ubaldo Jiménez
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Saturday, April 17, 2010
Colorado Rockies 4, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)

Nats/Expos, Rockies franchises celebrate anniversary of first no-nos

The Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies franchises are celebrating anniversaries of their first no-hitters today.

Forty-six years ago today, on April 17, 1969, Montreal’s Bill Stoneman no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies for a 7-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium in the Expos’ ninth game. It’s the earliest a franchise has ever knocked the accomplishment off its bucket list.

Five years ago today, on April 17, 2010, Ubaldo Jimenez lifted the Rockies out of the no no-no club by throwing a 4-0 no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in the Rockies franchise’s 20th season.

#27, the Colorado Rockies

The NoNoHitters 30Taking the 27th position on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown is another team with one no-hitter that exited the no-no club the same year as the Tampa Bay Rays – the Colorado Rockies.

Ubaldo Jimenez threw has the only no-hitter for the circa-1993 Rockies in 2010 in the club’s 17th year of existence. Jimenez struck out seven and walked six in the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Dexter Fowler saved the no-no in the seventh inning with a diving catch on a Troy Glaus line drive into left-center field.

Here is the Rockies’ only no-no:

1 Ubaldo Jimenez
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Saturday, April 17, 2010
Colorado Rockies 4, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)

No-hitters thrown by franchise


1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
  (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres


Top of post Photo by Jeffrey Beall