Performance Of The Week 7/6-7/12

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jonathan Sanchez earns my POTW.  The left-hander made the most of a spot start.

After Randy Johnson went on the shelf for a start, Sanchez made his first start since being sent to the bullpen four weeks ago. Sanchez responded in grand fashion tossing a no-hitter as the Giants downed the Padres 8-0.

Sanchez’s no-hitter was the first no-no by a Giant since John ‘The Count’ Montefusco turned the trick against the Braves, September 29 1976. The no-hitter also was the first in the Giants’ 10-year old home by the Bay. What is the name of that place now?

Who gets your POTW?

2 Responses to "Performance Of The Week 7/6-7/12"

  1. Rey   July 13, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    This may be going against the grain, but I’m going with…Jonathon Sanchez. The left-hander made the most of a spot start. Should I cite that last sentence?

    I really can’t think of anyone else and doubt anyone is more deserving. Besides – I liked this because of the circumstances mentioned. His father also flew in from Puerto Rico for the game. It was pretty cool to watch his father and who appeared to be his brother in the stands after every out following the sixth.

    I couldn’t believe that a perfect game could be ended by an error in the field. I understand why now, but at the time thought that was a travesty. How bad must the third baseman have felt? (Uriba?)

  2. Wally   July 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Great story, too, because it was the first game his dad saw him play. Good call, Casey.

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