Our friend Tug Haines is in the tail end of his year long Minor League Baseball road trip that just topped the 23,000 mile mark. Last Friday he caught a double header between the Harrisburg Senators and New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester and witnessed two rare events. A No Hitter from Shairon Martis in Game 1 and a skunk in the outfield in Game 2. Be sure to give Tug a follow on twitter @TugHaines and check out his awesome blog chronicling his minor league baseball road trip at CasualFan.org it’s awesome.
The Eastern League had a No Hitter on Friday night as former Washington Nationals pitcher Shairon Martis did not allow a hit and faced the minimum for the Harrisburg Senators in a 3-0 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in game one of a double header. Martis struck out nine and allowed a 3rd inning walk to Callix Crabbe who was subsequently retired on a double play. He improved to 8-5 with a 2.81ERA in 22 starts at Harrisburg this season. Martis has walked 38 while recording 143 strikeouts and opposing hitters are batting .240 against him. The native of Curacao has a career 6-6 record in the majors with appearances with the Nationals in 2008 and 2009.