Ervin Santana threw a no hitter yesterday in Cleveland and, obviously got the win 3-1. That is no error, Santana threw a no hitter but did not get the shutout. Santana threw the third no-hitter of the year (Liriano and Verlander had the other two) while allowing one unearned run, one walk, and striking out 10. He allowed just two base runners- the leadoff man reached on an error and later scored on a wild pitch and an eighth inning walk. Santana’s no-no is the first solo no hitter for the Angels since 1984. More here.
We mentioned yesterday, actually we mentioned it twice, that the Mariners were struggling to say the least. Well, yesterday (after Steak and Eggs and Top Ten were released) the Mariners beat the Yankees 9-2 for their first win since July 5th and snapping their 17 game losing streak. Reigning AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez pitched seven solid innings while striking out five to get the win for the Mariners. More here.
The Phillies lost to the Giants in a pitching duel in which Matt Cain outdueled Cole Hamels for a 2-1 win. The Phillies offense was virtually nonexistent as they could only muster one unearned run. The Braves and Pirates went to extras again, just a day after going 19 innings in which Jerry Meals decided enough was enough, and the Braves won again last night 2-1 in 10 innings. The Phillies lead in the NL East is cut to 5 games. More here.
During the game it was announced that the San Francisco Giants had acquired Carlos Beltran from the Mets. The Giants send top pitching prospect, Zach Wheeler, to the Mets who, in addition to sending Beltran to San Francisco, are also going to eat $4 million of the $6 million Beltran is owed. More here.
Around the NFL, WR Sidney Rice is reunited with Tarvaris Jackson in Seattle as Rice agreed to a $41 million deal. WR Santonio Holmes is headed back to the Jets for 5 years at $50 million. Paul Posluzny is headed to sunny Jacksonville for six years $45 million. RB DeAngelo Williams is headed back to Carolina for five years and $43 million. WR Steve Breaston is headed to Kansas City for five years. More here.
Albert Haynesworth has been traded from the Washington Redskins to the New England Patriots for a 5th round pick according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Haynesworth spent two very controversial years in Washington after becoming the first player outside of a quarterback to receive a $100 million contract. More here.