I just returned from Citi Field where we saw Chris Heston of the Giants toss a no-hitter against the Mets. Here are a few pics from the night.
No, this is not Rikers Island. That’s Heston on the left and pitching coach Dave Righetti on the right. As we were watching Heston warm up a few of us began talking about where we were when Righetti threw his no-no against the Red Sox on July 4, 1983. I suppose I am officially old, as I remember that day succinctly.
I was hoping for American Pharoah to throw out the first pitch but instead it was his jockey, Victor Espinoza. People were really excited to see Espinoza and he got a good hand. Note the seat location. We usually sit high up but right on the first base line. Most action takes places right in front of you that way.
We moved down to Field Level for the bottom of the ninth. So did many other folks. The crowd was wide awake and excited.
There is not much to say about the performance. The rookie gave up no hits and zero walks. He did hit three batters, though thankfully no one was hurt. He struck out the side in the ninth and this was the scene with his teammates.
You never know what you will see when you go to the ballpark.