May 13, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) singles during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Rehabbing Joey Votto breaks up minor league no-hitter

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Pawtucket Red Sox hurler Chris Hernandez was pitching a hell of a game Sunday against Louisville, twirling a no hitter into the top of the seventh inning. And that’s when Louisville’s best hitter came to the plate and smacked a single off Hernandez to break up the no-no.

Did I mention that the man who broke up the no-hitter happened to be rehabbing Cincinnati Reds superstar Joey Votto?

This doesn’t seem fair at all to Chris Hernandez. It doesn’t seem right that he should be pitching the game of his life when some big major league bully comes up and smacks a single. It seems like, somehow, that single shouldn’t count.

Of course it does count, and that’s just tough luck for Hernandez, but dang. Joey Votto, stop picking on minor league guys. I hope Votto at least takes that kid out to dinner or something. He should really go beyond that and buy him a gift. Something really cool like a jet ski or a giant TV.

I hope that some day Hernandez gets up to the majors and gets to have his revenge on Joey Votto. Not by drilling him or anything, but maybe by striking him out in a big game. Somehow or another, the universe has to make it right for Chris Hernandez. The baseball gods have to step in and dispense some justice. Don’t play Chris Hernandez like that, baseball gods. Please.

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