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Monday, April 15, 2019

Drillers spin 10-inning no-hitter, lose

Double-A Tulsa pitched its first no-hitter since 2001 but lost a 1-0 decision to Arkansas on Sunday when Joseph Odom drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning at Dickey-Stephens Park.

Four pitchers combined on the milestone, but it was the first time a Texas League team spun a no-hitter and lost since July 22, 1939.

The new designated runner rule makes it a lot easier to lose a no hitter. In this case a HBP and two walks did the trick, but a couple of choppers to first would’ve worked just as well.

Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: April 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM | 3 comment(s)
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