Memorial Day at Dodger Stadium

I am at Dodger Stadium on this Memorial Day, May 26,  2014. A day after Josh Beckett threw his no-hitter at Citizen Bank Park. Josh threw 128 pitches, 80 of them for strikes. 

It’s been 18 seasons since Hideo Nomo‘s no-hit game in 1996, the longest span between Dodger no-hitters, surpassing the 17 years between Nap Rucker (1908) and Dazzy Vance (1925).

Beckett becomes the third Dodger aged 34 or older with a no-hit game, following Dazzy Vance (1925) and Sal Maglie (1956), both of whom also defeated the Phillies. This marks the 5th time the Dodgers have no-hit the Phillies, the most of any Dodger opponent save for the 6 no-hitters thrown against the Giants.

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Beckett  says he feels like he got run over by a truck but he says he always feels that way a day after he pitches.

We will miss hearing Vin Scully on this Memorial Day. From the Dodgers: Vin Scully will miss today and tomorrow’s games due to a chest cold. I already miss Vin reciting part of the poem In Flanders Field. 

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http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/2010/05/31/memorial-day-in-flanders-fields-we-shall-keep-the-faith/I Will miss Vin talking about the poem In Flanders  Field. 

I am wearing my poppy Red flower 

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Post done on my iPhone. First time!  

Ref: http://www.highheatstats.com/2014/05/josh-beckett-waiting-for-no-no-no-more/

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