Giants Allow One Hit, Lose: Historically Frustrating Day for Jonathan Sanchez
|Tough luck, kid. But you've got company...|
He now joins a team of hard-luck losers captained by these men:
Bob Hendley: The Chicago Cub allowed just one hit, one unearned run, and two baserunners at Dodgers Stadium on Sept. 9, 1965. Too bad for him a fellow named Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game for the hometown team.
Andy Hawkins: The New York Yankees starter managed to actually lose a no-hitter -- twice. He didn't allow a hit to the Chicago White Sox on July 4, 1990, but lost, 4-0. Then, one year later, the league changed the definition of a no-hitter, declaring a pitcher must throw nine full innings. As the visiting pitcher, Hawkins only had the opportunity to throw eight. Hawkins followed up his non-no-hitter by tossing 12 innings in a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, and then getting no-hit by the Chicago White Sox. One year later, he was out of baseball.
Randy Johnson: Over the course of four games in 1999, the 6-foot-10 Arizona Diamondback threw three complete games and allowed a total of six runs. But he lost all four games -- including two 1-0 losses in duels with the St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Jimenez, who pitched a two-hitter and no-hitter.