Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Afternoon...

This afternoon, this guy...

...did something that hadn't been done since this guy...

...did it in 1932.

If you aren't aware what I'm talking about, today against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Yovani Gallardo shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-0 game, AND hit a solo home run that provided the game's only run. (The purity of this feat may have been tainted slightly, as Carlos Villanueva pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the save. Splitting hairs, I know.)

Watch, someone will do it again this weekend. Isn't that the way things usually work out?


(Editor's Note: The Gallardo card is mine, 2006 Bowman #FG13 Game-Used Futures Game Jersey. The Red Ruffing card is not mine.)

4 comments:

Mad Guru said...

Wasn't that long ago

Chris Harris said...

And I have him on my fantasy team.

(Gallardo, not Ruffing.)

Bo said...

Mad Guru was right. Actually, it last happened in 1983 when Bob Welch did it. Here is a list of the last five times it was done since 1959: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/newsstand/discussion/gallardo_1_pirates_0/

Mad Guru said...

Link to the boxscore didn't work apparently.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/LAN/LAN200208280.shtml

That was the last time a pitcher hitting a homer won his only 1-0 game. Like Gallardo, Perez did not go the distance.