Phillies former #1 pick and prospect Jesse Biddle took the mound tonight for the Clearwater Threshers. He was outstanding, pitching seven no-hit innings with 12 strikeouts. Then, he was removed from the game, despite the no-hitter.
One would assume a pitch count was the reason for the removal. With 12 strikeouts and two walks. I would hope that they were not overly cautious. The Threshers won 11-0, but a no-hitter would sure have been neat.
Reliever Kenny Giles entered in the eighth inning and pitched a hitless eighth. After getting the first out of the ninth, a weak bloop single to center field broke up the no-hitter.