When was the last time you saw that the Rockies were going to play the Nationals and thought “Hey! What a great pitching matchup!”
Today Ubaldo Jiminez takes on Livan Hernandez at Nationals Park. You may have heard that on Saturday Jiminez tossed a no-hitter. You probably didn’t hear that on Saturday Hernandez threw a shutout (hardly anyone here heard it – Redskins missing preseason workouts and the Caps in the postseason trump in this backwards place). I wonder when the last time was that two pitchers were starting against each other after having just thrown complete game shutouts. Even rarer, how many times has one of those shutouts been a no-hitter?
I love me some Nationals but I won’t be disappointed if Ubaldo goes all Johnny Vander Meer on the home nine.