Ed Valentine has a post over at Pinstripe Alley today that you should take a look at. Today is very special day. Why? Because, on this day seven years ago, the Astros no-hit the Yanks in Yankee Stadium, with less than two innings of help from Roy Oswalt.â†µ
Here's an excerpt from the article, a quote from Lance Berkman about how clueless the Astros were to the fact that they were making history. I love this.â†µ
â†µâ†µBut I just remember it kind of dawned on me about the sixth or seventh that hey, the staff has a no-hitter. The pitchers didn't [know]. Even Jimy Williams, who was managing at the time, made a comment that he looked up in the eighth, and he was like, 'Wait a second, we've got a no-hitter going!"â†µ
Happy anniversary, Roy-O, Kirk Saarloos, Pete Munro, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner. You guys all deserve a nice pat on the back for, you know, no-hitting the freakin' New York Yankees.â†µ
And whaddayaknow? The 'Stros are heading up north to take on the Yankees again as we speak. Could they do it again? Could they possibly make ESPN again!?