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Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies finally got a no hitter on April 17, 2010. It was 18 long seasons to get there. Unfortunately, it was against the Atlanta Braves at home. Ubaldo Jimenez bowed his head and raised his arms in fittingly quiet celebration, as joyful noise broke out around him at the end. Jimenez always had been a quiet, regal sort who lets his fastball, which often reaches triple digits and rarely travels at less than 96 mph, causes others to shout. And shout they did, after he completed the first no-hitter in the Rockies‘ 18-year history, a 4-0 victory over the Braves at Turner Field.

“Before the ninth, I was like, ‘What can I do? I’m going to ask God to give me strength to keep going,‘ ” Jimenez said. “Keep pounding the strike zone, make them swing the bat, and it could probably happen. “It was a long way to get to the ninth inning”