The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 16, 1987 - Page 11
THE SPORTING VIEWS
AROUND THE HORN
Nieves hurls no-hitter vs. O's
C hipmunk chatter
miamkes its debut
By ALVIN BORROMEO
Have you ever read one of these Sporting Views columns and
aught: Wow! What a great what a great writer. Well, be prepared to
Since joining The Michigan Daily sports staff, I have wanted to
rite one of these, but I never got around to it. Well, I've finally got
round to it and what great timing! Finals are around the corner and the
tjiomework is piling up, I've still got no summer job, and here I am
aying junior reporter.
4 ; Okay, enough of this tomfoolery, let's get on with the article.
Here it is sports fans, the first Sporting Views by the one the only
,Alvin (and the Chipmunks) Borromeo! Drumroll please!
Damn! I can't think of anything to write about.
Hmmm, let's see?
Drugs in athletics? Naw, already beaten to death.
Bo seen wearing a dress? Naw, I'd be hanged.
Hey, I know, I'll write a Mitch Albom/Joe Falls type article where I
gamble on about anything and everything that pops in my head.
-First of all, ain't that McEnroe a swell guy? Had to get that one in
h~ere first. Mac's my hero. Always has been, always will be.
-Watch out Boris Becker,
Mac's back and he's gonna take
the Wimbledon title from you.
-Baseball is such a boring sport
to watch on TV. It ranks up there
with watching professional
bowling on TV. God only knows
how it is the top rated sport's
program on Saturday afternoons.
-Borowsky is right; New York
-Daily sports editor, Scott G.
Miller, is wrong; professional
-Listen to Bob Page on WRIF
in the mornings. He has an
excellent sports show that suits
Tarkanian young sports fans well. Besides,
... living dead? the morning dj's are Pat and
Wags, who come from my
hometown, Columbus, Ohio.
-Yes, I still root for Ohio State.
-Except for THE GAME.
-Tuesday night I was at Charlie's celebrating a friend's 21st, and this
waiter was telling me that Ohio "is the armpit of the nation." Well
anyway, she's from Texas and all I've got to say is "SMU"!
-Yes, SMU is the quintessential athletic institution, ain't it?
e -And that governor of their's; what an outstanding politician. Next
time I need a date, I think I'll have him set me up with an SMU coed.
-Speaking of SMU; congratulations to Bo and the football staff for
not actively recruiting SMU players. We don't need that shit here at
-(Thank my friend Tom Cleaver for this one.) Have you ever seen a
living ghost? Well, how about UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.
-Ex-Dodger player relations man, Al Campanis, has a brain with no
buoyancy. Why? Because he has rocks in his head.
-I miss that awful, simplistic song introducing the Sports Look
how with Roy Firestone on ESPN. Now it's some generic, boring
Mintro with some jerk-off mouthing it.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Juan
Nieves threw the first no-hitter in
Milwaukee Brewer history last
night as the Brewers beat Baltimore
7-0 as center fielder Robin Yount of
a line drive in right center by Eddie
Murray to end the game.
The 22-year-old leftt-hander
struck out seven and walked five in
intermittent drizzle as the Orioles
were no-hit for the first time since
Nolan Ryan, then with California,
threw one on June 1, 1975.
YOUNT HAD to run about 15
yards and then dove to his left to
preserve the no-hitter. The Brewers
then mobbed Nieves at the mound.
Nieves, 2-0, who was 11-12 as a
rookie last season, needed three
other fine defensive playes behind
him to ensure the pitching gem.
Left fielder Jim Paciorek made a
diving catch in the second inning
and third baseman Paul Molitor
made two outstanding plays, one in
the fourth and the other in the fifth.
Nieves, whose best previous
outing was a four-hitter against
Seattle last year, struck out John
Shelby and Floyd Rayford to end
the eighth inning.
THE CROWD of 11, 407
cheered Nieves as he took the
mound for the ninth inning.
Ken Gerhardt was retired to lead
off the inning on a routine grounder
to third and Molitor also retired
Rick Burleson on a soft liner off
After throwing just two pitches
in the inning, Nieves walked Cal
Ripken on four pitches and then
Yount made the outstanding catch
to rob Murray.
The victory gave Milwaukee a 9-
0 start, the third best in American
League history, as the Brewers
remained the only undefeated team
in the major leagues.
THE NATIVE of Puerto Rico
became the youngest pitcher to
throw a no-hitter since Burt Hooton
threw one for the Chicago Cubs
against Philadelphia on April 16,
1972 at the age of 22 years, 2
months, and 9 days. Nieves is 22
years, three months, and 10 days.
The youngest pitcher to hurl a no-
hitter was Nick Maddox of
Pittsburgh who did it at the age of
20 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Nieves rebounded from a
disappointing finish to last season
when he went 0-8 with an 8.14
earned run average from Aug. 2
through Sept. 27.
Kansas City 2,
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
(AP)-Kevin Seitzer, whose hot
rookie start has been overshadowed
by Bo Jackson, drove in two runs
Wednesday night in support of Bret
Saberhagen's six-hitter as the
Kansas City Royals defeated the
Detroit Tigers 2-1.
Angel Salazar led off the Kansas
City eighth with his second double
off Walt Terrell, 1-1, and went to
third on an infield out. Seitzer then
lined an opposite field double into
right to score Salazar and give the
Royals a two-game sweep of the
Saberhagen, the 1985 Cy Young
Award winner who slumped to 7-12
last year, raised his record to 2-0.
Saberhagen struck out two and did
not issue a walk. Bud Black pitched
the ninth for his first save.
Tom Brookens, the Tigers'
ninth-place hitter, tagged
Saberhagen for a triple with one out
in the sixth and Lou Whitaker
followed with a double for a 1-0
Tigers lead. Whitaker took third on
an infield out by Pat Sheridan, but
Saberhagen retired Matt Nokes on a
grounder to end the inning.
The Royals broke through in the
bottom of the sixth for a run
against Terrell. Salazar led off with
a double into the left-field corner
and took third when Willie Wilson
dropped a single in front of center
fielder Chet Lemon. Seitzer, the
Royals' rookie first baseman,
brought Salazar home with a
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