Chicago Cubs no-hit for first time since Sandy Koufax in 1965


Cubs news all flows through Hamels these days as trade rumors continue as he no-hits them on Saturday

If the Chicago Cubs do indeed acquire Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, they may have waited a few too many days to do so. Hamels no-hit the Cubs–their first since Sandy Koufax in 1965–and put on quite the show if it was indeed his final game for the Phillies.

Jake Arrieta had been impressive in his recent outings, bit a three-run home run early was more than enough to support Hamels, who threw 129 in the no-hit effort. The Cubs still remain a key player for his services, but unfortunately they waited a few days too many to make a deal.

Fittingly, prior to yesterday’s game we talked about making a case for Hamels or David Price. You should still read the article, but Hamels may have made his case with that performance alone. Some had questioned if he was injured after poor showing in his two previous starts. It appears that he’s just fine. With four years left of control, he may be the more ideal choice over Price.

With Hall of Fame inductions on Sunday, the baseball world will have its eye on Cooperstown for the induction of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz. The three pitchers are a welcome addition for a generation that saw some of the best in the game, including the “Big Unit”, who admitted that his speech could get emotional on Sunday.

These and other stories from around the league:

‘Hamels no-hits Cubs in 5-0 win’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Making the case for Price or Hamels’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Randy Johnson admits speech could get emotional’ –

‘Cubs longest streak of avoiding being no-hit ends’ –

‘Cueto nearly traded to Royals; Deal falls apart’ –

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