The Marlins were a hot teaming coming into this series but struggled with their pitching and lost two games in a row to a team they normally play big brother over. Who knew it was Anibal Sanchez’s mother that would provide the fuel for a near no-hitter as his son took the mound this afternoon.
Sanchez struck out 11 batters as the Fish avoided the sweep and took the third game in what was a brilliant performance on Mother’s Day. The Marlins offense provided the fireworks posting 8 runs on the scoreboard.
“In the sixth inning I didn’t know there was a no-hitter going,” Rodriguez said. “It took me by surprise. My pitching coach and bench coach let me know. They thought I was kidding, but I didn’t know. It was hot out there.”
Sanchez almost had a no-hitter earlier in the season back on April 22 against the Rockies. He did toss a no no in his rookie season in 2006.
Maybe mom should stick around a little longer?