How cool is THIS ?!?!?
The Mariners’ No. 6 prospect pitched a nine-inning no-hitter in his 27th professional start as Class A Clinton blanked visiting Lansing, 1-0.
What made the performance even more memorable for Sanchez was that his mother had flown in from Caguas, Venezuela to watch what turned out to be his historic effort. It was the second time she’s seen him pitch on American soil and the first time this season.
In fact, the last time Sanchez had seen his mother was when he flew home last month to attend his grandmother’s funeral.
“I’m not sure how to describe my emotions right now,” Sanchez said through a translator. “I’m happy. My mother and wife were here to see me pitch, so I’m happy When I saw [my mother], she reinforced that I was very good. Before the game, she told me that I could do it.”