The Marlins’ Ricky Nolasco took a no-hitter into the 7th inning tonight in Philadelphia, only to see his bid at semi-immortality busted up by Abraham Nunez’ two out single. Chase Utley singled in the bottom of the 8th to extend his hitting streak to 28 games.

Earlier, former Met Mike Jacobs’ RBI double put the Fish on top, 1-0.

The Giants acquired LHP Mike Stanton from Washington today in exchange for Shairon Martis, whom you might remember from his no-hitter against the Netherlands during the WBC.

Continuing on the global tip, a couple the Cuban national side’s top players, Eduardo Paret and Yulieski Gourriel are said to have defected to Colombia. Apparently, the football team sucking like crazy didn’t put them off one bit.

Repeat after me : spreading misinformation about Alfonso Soriano’s destination is merely an honest mistake. Taking the intern to the Outback Steakhouse, however, is ground for termination and having Phil Mushnick’s Understudy call you “delusional“.

It’s a Salvation Miracle! David Wright just hit a solo HR to right field off Atlanta’s Oscar Villareal in the 7th inning, extending a Mets lead to 6-4. Last night, the Chicago Tribune’s Dave Van Dyck has floated the possibility of Greg Maddux (above) donning one of the Mets’ half dozen or so uniform styles. Presumably, Maddux can he had for a far more modest price than Barry Zito or Dontrelle Willis (and by the same token, would probably cost more than Tony Armas Jr. or Livan Hernandez).

Speaking of far-fetched, with the 3rd place White Sox losing (again) to Baltimore tonight, and the Cubs beating the Cards at Wrigley, will anyone take a bet on Dusty outlasting Ozzie in Chicago? Other than Jay Mariotti, I mean.

Congrats to recent Round Rock Express alumnus Luke Scott on hitting his first major league HR for the Astros tonight against the Snakes. And the same to Shin-Soo Choo (a frequent CSTB reader, I’m sure), who went deep for Cleveland’s sole run against his former club, Seattle.