Former Mets pitcher Pat Misch threw a Game 7 no-hitter to win the Taiwan Series
What does it mean when a pitcher who had a brief stint on an MLB team about five years ago pitches a no-hitter in Game 7 of the Taiwan Series just two days before said MLB team plays Game 1 of its own World Series? What does it mean?
This is the question the Mets and their fans should be asking Monday, as they watch the highlight reel of former MLB pitcher Pat Misch's no-hitter in Game 7 on Oct. 25 -- the first ever in the Taiwan Series -- to lift the Lamigo Monkeys over the ChinaTrust Brothers:
After three and a half seasons with the Giants, Misch pitched for the Mets in 2009 and 2010 (with a few relief appearances in early 2011) before being sent to the Minors. A highlight was his eight-inning, 10-strikeout game in October 2010 (fun fact: he pitched 2/3 of an inning of relief two days later):
Earlier this season, Misch was with the Marlins' Triple-A team, with whom he set a Pacific Coast League record for most batters hit in an inning.
But back to the matter at hand: Misch's no-hitter comes 48 hours before Matt Harvey takes the mound in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. Will a Mets pitcher throw a no-hitter in Game 7 to win the World Series? But what about the fact that the Monkeys won 11-0, the same score by which the Royals won Game 7 of the 1985 World Series, their last championship? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Well, probably nothing, but it's certainly not a bad omen for the Queens club, right?.