Edwin Jackson pitched a no-hitter on Friday night, but that’s not the real story.
The 26-year-old righty sported a Mohawk under that red Diamondbacks cap in Tampa Bay, and it may have provided him that extra bit of strength to muscle out the 149-pitch performance.
Jackson, who is on his fourth major league team, walked eight batters and pitched around an error in keeping the Rays without a hit. And the Mohawk lives on.
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Quote of the day
“We stopped counting at about 115.”
–Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, on Jackson’s pitch count. The 149 pitches thrown were the most by any pitcher in a nine-inning game since Livan Hernandez threw 150 in 2005.
Comment of the day
Take THAT, Quebec!
“Once again the best amateur league in the works rules. The ohl is awesome. The q is an ebarassment. What ischoing in with the French hickey players . They are becoming extinct not one Quebec biorn player in 1st round. That’s ridiculous , Quebec is a joke . Ontario is the greatest hockey hotbed.”
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