Cardinals starter Michael Wacha takes no-hitter into 9th against Pirates

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning Sunday against the Pirates.

Wacha had allowed just two runners to reach base through eight innings in St. Louis. But, Pirates infielder Colin Moran led off the top of the ninth with a pinch hit single. Wacha was then removed from the game.

The anonymous sender warns Hardwick, who still resides in the San Diego area after retiring from the NFL in 2015, not to go to the police because doing so won’t stop the evidence from destroying your life. The letter’s conclusion clarifies that the purpose of the specific asking price is to spare the former center’s bank account.

A bank account that most recently includes income from a three-year, $13 million contract, $5.3 million signing bonus and $4.4 million annual salary would be pretty hard to break. Though the letter gives no indication of how Hardwick should pay the $7,650.

There’s still no contact permitted and that won’t change until training camp. When camp does roll around, Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison has something in mind for the team’s top draft pick.

Harrison said he knows running back Saquon Barkley can play, but wants to see what he’s made of and is excited to test that by laying a hit on his teammate.

You get in between the lines, you get the ball in your hands, I don’t give a damn what anybody says. It’s time to work, Harrison said, via the New York Post. I don’t think we’ll be able to hit him too hard, but I’m gonna hit his ass.

Mike Tyson‘s been quoted as saying that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Should Barkley show his plan isn’t altered by such a shot, Harrison and the Giants will be even more excited about what he can bring to the team.

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