(Game date: 15 Apr. 2019) — Robby McWeeney was feeling calm about his no-hitter — until the last three outs.
“You really become conscious of every pitch at that point,” the Arizona pitcher said. “The adrenaline level kicks up even higher. Everybody in the ballpark knows a no-hitter is on the line. The crowd is on its feet. One mistake and it’s all over.”
There were no mistakes to be had for McWeeney on this day at Salty Park. The right-hander was in complete command, not allowing the a single base hit in the 3-0 victory.
“Obviously, you never think this will happen,” he said to BNN reporters after the game. “I don’t know if it’s really sunk in yet.”
McWeeney faced 33 batters, had 5 strikeouts and gave up 8 walks in a dominating effort.
“He was on from the get-go,” Salts manager said. “He was hitting his spots and keeping us off balance. It was a great game by him.”
The no-hitter is the first in Arizona Cowboys history, and the first since June 4, 2017, when Montreal Metros ace Judson Martel