R.I.P. Nick Adenhart

Last night, Nick Adenhart had the best start of his career, shutting out the A’s for 6 innings. It will be the last time anyone saw him pitch. He was killed in a car accident shortly after midnight.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Angels organization.

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DHRjericho
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DHRjericho

This is absolutely awful. As a Mariners fan this hits somewhat close to home and I feel horrible for the Angels and Adenharts family.

Nacho
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Nacho

All I can say is wow. This is a total shock. To go from watching him pitch on TV in the evening (and being frustrated with the A’s inability to get the big hit off him as they kept getting men on) to hearing he was killed in a hit-and-run in the morning. Its just disgusting, what do you want to bet the guy that fled the scene was drunk?

joser
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joser

He was, and not for the first time.

The minivan driver fled the crash on foot and was captured about 30 minutes later. Police identified him as Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of Riverside, and said he had a suspended license because of a previous drunken driving conviction.

Preliminary results indicated Gallo’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08 percent, police Lt. Kevin Hamilton said.

There were two others with Adenhart who died with him in the crash. The girl who was driving was just 20. Though they weren’t big league players, it’s just as much a tragedy for them and their families. And all completely avoidable. We’ve come a long way in reducing drunk driving, but not far enough.