Hello and happy Thursday.
On Wednesday, New York Yankees pitcher Corey Kluber threw a no-hitter. It was the sixth no-hitter of the season, which means there’s been nearly one no-hitter for every week of baseball in 2021.
That means it’s only a matter of time until the San Francisco Giants have their 2021 no-hitter, which will be the organization’s first since Chris Heston threw one nearly six seasons ago.
So who will it be? Smart money is on Kevin Gausman who has allowed more than one run in just one of his nine starts, and has looked unhittable at times this year. Gausman has four starts in which he allowed three or fewer hits.
Yet it would be supremely Giantsy if it were someone who came out of nowhere. Maybe Tyler Beede in his second start after returning from Tommy John surgery. Scott Kazmir would be an epic troll job, as would Shun Yamaguchi. Maybe Caleb Baragar or Conner Menez in a spot start?
In conclusion, my money is on Anthony DeSclafani.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
The 10 best Barry Bonds home runs, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 756 (Aug. 7, 2017 — Grant Brisbee)
- Grant Brisbee catches you up on the new Giants, Braden Bishop and Trevor Hildenberger (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Susan Slusser on why Tyler Rogers is rocking the white cleats (SF Chronicle)
- Kerry Crowley has Steven Duggar break down his best plays of 2021 (Mercury News)
- Marc Delucchi talks with AA pitcher Matt Frisbee about his role in the Flying Squirrels’ no-hitter (Around the Foghorn)
- Mark W. Sanchez on what the Giants like about Trevor Hildenberger (KNBR)
- Justice delos Santos on Donovan Solano’s return to the lineup (MLB)
- Alex Espinoza on Kevin Gausman’s response to reaching 1,000 career strikeouts (NBC Sports Bay Area)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Cincinnati Reds today at 9:35 a.m. PT. Breakfast baseball! Fire up the cappuccino machine.
Hope you all enjoy your Thursday.