Can we just revel in this night a bit? Tandem looks basically over.
Nitro was throwing a no-hitter until he ran out of gas in the 6th. Kyle Smith's results finally caught up with his peripherals with one run in six IP. Shirley followed it up with four scoreless innings.
Kyle Westwood went 7.2 and got 15 groundball outs vs. 1 flyball out. That's just insane. Rio Ruiz hit his 3rd homer. The entire Lancaster offense bounced back from being shutout last night.
Houser had a great start. Quality starts at every level tonight. That's also insane for the minor leagues. Can everybody's favorite 2012 breakout star really have become a diamond in the rough again? Nobody talks about Nitro. He hated the tandem, and now that he's off of it, he seems much stronger.