ATLANTA - The ninth pitch Jonathan Papelbon threw yesterday afternoon landed in first baseman Darin Ruf's glove at 4:22 p.m.
The line-drive out was the final out of the Phillies' combined no-hitter on Labor Day. But since four different pitchers played a part - and catcher Carlos Ruiz, and the hitters who helped supply the rare run support for Cole Hamels - it was worth wondering just who would get the game ball.
So, where is it going, Cole?
"That last ball, because it is so special, I think we are going to dedicate it to David Montgomery," said Hamels, who threw the first six of nine no-hit innings.