The first Hug-of-the-Day award goes to Fernando Tatis (who apparently never quite retired), being congratulated below for his 12th-inning two-run double against the Marlins Wednesday night. The sorely needed win marked the Mets’ first victory in a game they were trailing after the 7th (they’re now 1-20).
Fernando Tatis (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
(Disqualified for not meeting the technical requirements of a hug):
Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, and Matt Cameron coordinate a three-way high five in their one-nothing victory over the Braves.
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
With Jon Lester’s no-hitter against the Royals Monday night, the Red Sox have now have two no-hitters in as many years by pitchers under 25. Considering the underwhelming performance of the Yankees’ young arms (Kennedy and Hughes are a combined 0-7), and his now-famous suggestion that Mike Mussina pitch more like Jamie Moyer, Hank Steinbrenner should hopefully have some interesting comments by the morning. I’ll try to keep you posted. In the meantime, congrats to Lester, and Yankee beat reporters.
And now, one more hug shot (the best part of big wins).