Today was all set to be an awful baseball day. The talk was going to be of Melky Cabrera and PEDs and questioning who is juicing and who isn't.
Then the King spoke.
King Felix Hernandez would have none of the PED talks. Less than 3 and a half hours after Melky Cabrera's suspension was announced, the King was perfect. He threw the 23rd perfect game in history and third this season.
Now the talk of baseball tonight was perfection, the power of the ace pitcher and discussing if Hernandez had thrown himself into the Cy Young discussion.
Who do I feel badly for?
Mariner pitchers Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmse. They all combined with Kevin Millwood for the last Mariners no hitter earlier this season.
They are off the list now.
It was good when it lasted.
Here is the updated list.
THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
Felix Hernandez - August 15, 2012.
1-0 over Rays. (Perfect Game)
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Matt Cain - June 13, 2012.
10-0 over Houston. (Perfect Game)
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana - June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Jered Weaver - May 2, 2012.
9-0 over Minnesota.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber - April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
Justin Verlander - May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
Francisco Liriano - May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
Roy Halladay - October 6, 2010
4-0 over Cincinnati. (Playoff Game)
TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza - July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
Edwin Jackson - June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
Dallas Braden - May 9, 2010
4-0 over Tampa Bay. (Perfect Game.)
Ubaldo Jimenez - April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
Carlos Zambrano - September 14, 2008.
5-0 over Houston.
BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester - May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.
Anibal Sanchez - September 6, 2006.
2-0 over Arizona.
Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner -
June 11, 2003.
8-0 over New York Yankees.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith - September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.
NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone - July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon - July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Hideo Nomo - September 17, 1996.
9-0 over Colorado.
Kenny Rogers - July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)
Kent Mercker - April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen - August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS (AS MONTREAL EXPOS)
Dennis Martinez - July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson - July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Steib - September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.
Tom Browning - September 16, 1988.
1-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)
Juan Nieves - April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.
Len Barker - May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)
Bobby Burke - August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.
It would be nice if the Padres would get their first and the Nationals get their first since moving from Quebec.
Either way, it is good to be talking about BASEBALL instead of drugs.