Happy New Year Diamondbacks fans! 2015 is officially here, and that means the MLB off-season is half over! Before you know it, Dbacks players and coaches will be reporting to Scottsdale for spring training.
Before we turn our focus on 2015, its time to close the book on 2014 with some top moments from the 2014 season! Its time to reveal moment #2: Josh Collmenter faces the minimum against the Reds.
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This was by far the greatest pitching performance of 2014, and many will argue that it was the greatest Dbacks pitching performance since Randy Johnson‘s perfect game on May 18th, 2004 against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
On May 30th, Collmenter delivered an absolute gem, facing the minimum 27 batters for his first career complete game in a 4-0 win over the Reds.
The right-hander became the first Dback to face the minimum of batters since Johnson’s perfect outing in 2004, and he became just the 13th MLB pitcher since 1914 to accomplish that feat, despite allowing three or more hits.
He allowed three hits on the night, but he got some great defense behind him, including a great catch and throw by center-fielder A.J. Pollock to nail Reds catcher Bryan Pena at third base in the third inning. The Snakes defense also turned three double plays.
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Stay tuned for moment #1 coming up later today!