When former Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez threw his no-hitter on the road against the Atlanta Braves in 2010, former Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta sat on the bench and watched former Colorado Rockies catcher Miguel Olivo call the game.
Iannetta made up for the lack of catching a no-hitter by catching a Jered Weaver no-hitter on Wednesday night, a game his Los Angeles Angels dominated for a 9-0 victory. Weaver walked one batter and Iannetta's passed ball allowed Chris Parmelee to take first base after striking out. Outside of that, Weaver used 121 pitches and nine strikeouts to throw the no-no.
I wonder what Jim Tracy thinks of Iannetta's game-calling abilities now?
Iannetta went 0-for-3 in the game and is hitting .220/.324/.441 with three home runs and nine RBI. He has three more home runs than teammate Albert Pujols.
Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd traded Iannetta to the Angels during the offseason for Tyler Chatwood, who began the season in the major league bullpen and was sent to Triple-A to stretch out and work as a starter. He recently had triceps tightness and missed a chance to take Jhoulys Chacin's place in the rotation.