SportsNation Blog Archives Aaron Hill
Didn't Aaron Hill learn anything from watching Vernon Wells? When a no-hitter is on the line, you run through the metaphorical and literal wall to make a play. All right, maybe that's being a little harsh on Hill, the second baseman who couldn't quite come up with a hard grounder in short right field that would have been the final out of Brandon Morrow's no-hitter. Instead, Morrow had to settle for a one-hit, 17-strikeout shutout.
On "Mike and Mike" Monday morning, Buster Olney said more than a few official scorers might have tried to rule the play an error to preserve the no-hitter. An error might be harsh, but SportsNation is far from unanimous in thinking it was a clean hit.
Toronto fans weren't as ready to fault Hill. Then again, he at least got a little leather on the ball. That's more than they're used to seeing out of Maples Leafs goalies.