At the trade deadline earlier this week, the Blue Jays came out of nowhere and traded Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini to the Houston Astros in exchange for reclamation project Derek Fisher. While this was a change of scenery type of deal for both key players involved, it seemed a little puzzling that the Jays were ready to sell low on their former ace.
Anyways, Derek Fisher came through in the ninth inning with an RBI single to pad the Jays’ lead over the Orioles last night, which was a nice way for him to endear himself to the fanbase. Sanchez had his chance to impress Astros fans on Saturday and he, uh, certainly did.
Sanchez tossed six no-hit innings against the Mariners, walking two and striking out six. A.J. Hinch decided to pull Sanchez given the fact he had thrown 91 pitches, despite him being two-thirds of the way to a no hitter. Will Harris came into the game and threw a scoreless seventh, Joe Biagini followed him and threw a clean eighth, and Chris Devenski closed the game for the combined no-no. It was the second combined no-hitter in Astros’ franchise history and 12th no-hitter in total for Houston.
So it appears that the Astros have managed to fix Sanchez in under a week! Great! Let’s check in on Derek Fisher! Oh… oh no.
Talk about a (wait for it) cheeky play by Derek Fisher.pic.twitter.com/11xUmdFvss
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All jokes aside, I’m happy for Sanchez to get to be a part of this, especially given how virtually everything has gone wrong for him in the past three seasons.