Does he have enough left in the tank? Should Bud Black let him go for the ninth despite the high pitch count? Is a no-no worth the injury risk when you already lead 10-0? These were the questions that should have been running through my mind during Kyle Freeland’s no-hit bid this afternoon — instead, I was sidetracked by the lefty’s girlfriend thanks to a thirsty Rockies cameraman hellbent on getting every reaction shot:
Kyle, of course, lost his no hitter after recording the first out in the ninth inning, but that didn’t stop us from coming through with a name on his girl: Ashley Chrisman. Like Kyle, she attended the University of Evansville and played on the women’s soccer team.