Top 10 Thunder players from 2011 - No. 6: Josh Schmidt
He didn't allow a run from May 20 until June 5, a stretch of 8 1/3 innings that saw him fan 13 hitters. He failed to record a strikeout in just two of his 24 appearances with the Thunder.
The Thunder were ahead by one when I got there, and Schmidt had just cleaned up Pat Venditte's mess in the eighth. In the ninth, however, Schmidt cracked against the meager B-Mets' offense. Brahiam Maldonado reached him for a single, which Allan Dykstra followed with a home run over the right-field wall. The blast gave the B-Mets the lead, and eventually the win.
It also cost Carlos Silva his only chance for a Double-A win all year. Somewhere, he still weeps about this. Also notable from this game, Ray Kruml's first homer of the year and Jose Pirela's first double.