At some point do you start rooting for a no-hitter? Are you required to remain loyal even in the face of history?
Regardless of what was going through my mind and heart, however, nothing would change what was going on at Safeco Field on Friday night.
As Kevin Millwood stormed through the Dodgers lineup early on, the expectations were low. I mean, this was Kevin Millwood after all.
Then, the zeros kept coming.
After a strained groin forced Millwood to retire early, the fate of the no-hitter was left on the shoulders of a series of unknown relievers: Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen.
Fortunately for Millwood and his relievers, their defense provided plenty of help behind them.