Hello and happy Friday. I hope you all have as great of a day as I am going to have.
Something very cool happened on Thursday in the San Francisco Giants farm system. The Richmond Flying Squirrels — the team’s AA affiliate — threw a no-hitter, marking the first time in franchise history that a nine-inning no-hitter had been thrown.
IT'S A NO-HITTER— Richmond Flying Squirrels (@GoSquirrels) May 14, 2021
Matt Frisbee, Joey Marciano, Matt Seelinger and Patrick Ruotolo combine for the first nine-inning no-hitter in team history pic.twitter.com/jkg40bgeMe
Matt Frisbee (the No. 39 Giants prospect in our Community Prospect List) was the star, throwing 6 perfect innings while striking out 6. Joey Marciano then took over and threw 1.2 no-hit innings, but allowed the only baserunner of the day on a walk. Matt Seelinger recorded the final out of the eighth inning on a strikeout, and then Patrick Ruotolo closed the door with a perfect ninth.
Pretty darn cool.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Why the Giants traded Matt Duffy for Matt Moore (Aug. 1, 2016 — Grant Brisbee)
- Podcast: Roger Munter talks with Joe Ritzo, the voice of the San Jose Giants (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on what’s going right and what’s going wrong for the Giants (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Susan Slusser on the inspiration that Drew Robinson is providing (SF Chronicle)
- Maria Guardado on how the Giants could be buyers at the trade deadline this year (MLB)
- Kerry Crowley on why the Giants are obsessed with winning the time of possession (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how the Giants current road trip will challenge them in numerous ways (KNBR)
- Peter Gammons on Evan Longoria’s surprising and valuable season (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on what the Giants hot start means for the postseason odds (NBC Sports Bay Area)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Pittsburgh Pirates today at 3:35 p.m. PT.
Hope you all have an awesome Friday.