I just saw the final three outs of Chris Heston’s no-hitter against the New York Mets. He struck out the side and in all fanned a career high 11 batters. Heston did plunk three batters, but was otherwise magnificent. For good measure, Heston also drove in two runs with a single. The Giants won 5-0. Heston’s no-hitter is the first of the 2015 season.
The 27-year old rookie made the Giants starting rotation in spring training when Tim Hudson and Jake Peavy went down with injuries. Heston is 6-4 in a dozen starts this season. He is the first rookie to throw a no-hitter since Clay Buchholz did so with the Boston Red Sox in his second big league start in September 2007.
If Heston accomplishes nothing else in his career, he will always have this moment.