That’s one of those damn things you get pissed off about.
Javier Vazquez was working a perfect game until the fourth. He had Matt Stairs on a 0-2 count and then walked him. Fine, no-hitter still in place.
Fourth, fifth, and sixth innings go without a hint of a base hit. Maybe the third out in the sixth, but Juan Uribe made a leaping catch at short.
So I fire up my text editor to begin this post, get ready with the screen capture software to illustrate that magical moment that I foresee. But I didn’t jinx him (or did I). I started thinking about the no-hitter in the third inning, and thought about blogging it two innings later.
It’s still the seventh. One out, Doug Mientkiewicz at the plate. Weak-ass check-swing, roller up third base line. Hits the bag, base hit.
Damn. At least Thome scored a run in the game, and he has scored a run in every White Sox game this season.
Sox win 4-0, Royals on a 10-game losing streak.