MLB.COM: Whiteside an improbable part of history

Eli Whiteside didn’t hesitate when a reporter asked him what was more unlikely, his catching a no-hitter or Jonathan Sanchez’s throwing one.

“Probably me catching one,” Whiteside said.

Perhaps, but that’s the way this season has unfolded for Whiteside, 29, whose only prior Major League experience was a nine-game stint with Baltimore in 2005. This was the 26th Major League game for Whiteside, who was promoted from Triple-A Fresno on May 24.

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