Colorado No Hitter

Ubaldo Jimenez threw the first no-hitter in the 18-year history of the Colorado Rockies on Saturday at Turner Field, when the Rockies topped the Braves 4-0.  Jimenez topped out at 98 mph, even after more than 120 pitches had been hurled.  The 26-year-old righty started off a bit rocky, walking 5 batters through the first six innings.  After some advice from his pitching coach, Bob Apodaca, Jimenez settled down and pitched the rest of the game from the stretch. It worked.  And like in most no-hitter games, he had a little help from his defense... Dexter Fowler made an amazing diving catch in the 7th inning to ruin the Braves best chance at a hit.

After this rare feat on Saturday, just three MLB teams remain without a no-hitter in their record books:  San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets.

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4/19/2010 10:36:30 AM

I was there and it was also my first Rockies game. I've never had a better time at any other sporting event. I rubbed it in to my Braves fan friend all the way back to Tuscaloosa. Amazing. Also, Jimenez topped out at 100mph.

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