That headline really makes no sense. I just like it.
According to Peter Abraham of The LoHud Yankees Blog, Ian Kennedy came very close to an impressive achievement tonight, only to be let down by his defense:
Needing one out to finish his no-hitter, Ian Kennedy got Richmond’s Barbaro Canizares to ground to second base.
Forget it. Chris Basak’s second error of the night extended the game. Scott Thorman then cracked an RBI double to tie the score 1-1.
Once I got past the fact that the name of the guy who hit the ball that should have been the last out was Barbaro Canizares – they don’t get much more awesome than that – I kinda felt bad for Kennedy. You fight and battle for seven innings (it was the second game of a doubleheader), you get within one out of a moment you’ll remember for your entire career, you get the batter to hit a fieldable ball, and your teammate blows it. On the plus side, I’m sure nobody feels worse than Chris Basak right now.