More history was made in baseball Tuesday as the 27-year-old Giants rookie pitcher Chris Heston threw a complete game no-hitter vs. the Mets.
He dominated from the start striking out 11 on 110 pitches while not giving up a single hit. He is the first Giants rookie to throw a no-hitter in over 100 years via Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area and is the fourth no-hitter in four years for the Giants.
Here’s the final pitch of the no-hitter.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) June 10, 2015
How many Buster Hugs is that now?
The 12th rounder in 2009 entered the day with a season high 4.29 ERA, 3.55 FIP in 65 innings pitched on the year and ended the day with a 3.77 ERA, 3.32 FIP.
After being designated for assignment in 2013 so Jeff Francoeur could be activated (you read that correctly), he signed a minor league deal with the club after entering free agency, and then was added to the 40-man roster in the offseason. He started the year in Triple-A Sacramento, but never made a start, because he was asked to fill in for the injured Matt Cain during the opening series in Arizona.
Oh, and Heston also had 2 hits and 2 runs batted in at the plate. Baseball continues to be the best.