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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader combine for MLB’s record ninth no-hitter

In a sometimes sticky season, Corbin Burnes got a grip on history.

Milwaukee’s ace combined with reliever Josh Hader to pitch baseball’s record ninth no-hitter this season, breaking a mark set when pitchers began throwing overhand in 1884 as the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday night.

Months after Major League Baseball clamped down on pitchers’ use of illicit foreign substances following a rash of early no-hitters, Burnes cemented 2021 as the Season of the No-No with just the second no-hitter in Brewers history.

“It was a masterpiece,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said.

Burnes (10-4) struck out 14 with a career-high 115 pitches over eight innings, taking a perfect game into the seventh while overpowering the Indians, who were no-hit for a record third time in 2021. All of those came with starter Zach Plesac on the mound.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 12, 2021 at 01:12 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert tosses MLB’s eighth no-hitter in first start

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Tyler Gilbert, making his first big league start, tossed a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in a 7-0 win Saturday night at Chase Field.

It was the eighth no-hitter of the season, matching the major league record set in 1884, the first season overhand pitching was allowed.

Gilbert, selected in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft last winter, had five strikeouts and three walks. He previously made three scoreless relief appearances with Arizona this season.

The only other pitchers to throw a no-hitter in their first career MLB start are Ted Breitenstein in 1891, Bumpus Jones in 1892 and Bobo Holloman in 1953, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 14, 2021 at 10:52 PM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, no-hitter, tyler gilbert

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

5 Rays combine for 7-inning no-hitter

The only official no-hitter in Rays history still belongs to Matt Garza, who went nine innings without allowing a hit against the Tigers on July 26, 2010. What five Rays pitchers accomplished in their 4-0 win over the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field won’t be remembered quite the same way, but it won’t be forgotten anytime soon, either.

Collin McHugh, Josh Fleming, Diego Castillo, Matt Wisler and Pete Fairbanks pitched a combined seven-inning no-hitter that won’t go in the record books as an official no-hitter, much like Madison Bumgarner’s solo seven-inning effort for the D-backs on April 25. Fairbanks pumped his fist and shouted when right fielder Vidal Bruján made a leaping grab at the warning track for the final out, but there was no dogpile near the mound, no raucous celebration around the infield.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Major League Baseball’s official statistician, neither a team nor an individual pitcher will be credited with an official no-hitter in a scheduled seven-inning game of a doubleheader—unless that game goes to extras. Per Elias, any game of fewer than nine innings in which a pitcher or pitchers do not allow a hit should be considered as a “notable achievement.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 07, 2021 at 07:02 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: no-hitter, rays

Friday, June 25, 2021

Cubs combine to throw record-tying no-hitter

A night that started with a home run blast in the first inning turned into history on the mound at Dodger Stadium. Chicago starter Zach Davies set the tone with six spotless innings, followed by Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel for the Cubs’ first combined no-hitter in franchise history.

The offense continued to flash its home run power in the 4-0 victory through long balls from Javier Báez and Willson Contreras, but Chicago’s pitching was the main star under the Strawberry Moon that cascaded over Chavez Ravine.

The effort marked the seventh no-hitter of 2021, which ties the Modern Era (since 1900) AL/NL mark also set in 1990, 1991, 2012 and 2015. It was the 17th no-hitter in Cubs history, the most recent one coming from Alec Mills last season against the Brewers.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 25, 2021 at 10:17 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, no-hitter

Friday, May 07, 2021

Reds LHP Wade Miley throws MLB’s fourth no-hitter of 2021

Wade Miley has thrown the fourth no-hitter of the season, which is a lot of no-hitters when you’re still in early May.

The Cincinnati Reds left-hander entered the history books on Friday with nine no-hit innings against the Cleveland Indians in a 3-0 win. His lone blemishes: a Cesar Hernandez walk and a double-error play by Nick Senzel, both in the sixth inning.

Miley’s final line: 9 innings, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and 114 pitches.

The no-hitter is the 17th in Reds history, and 309th among MLB pitchers. It’s the second time Cleveland has been no-hit in three weeks.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 07, 2021 at 11:45 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: no-hitter, wade miley

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Baltimore Orioles’ John Means pitches no-hitter vs. Seattle Mariners, misses perfect game with wild pitch on strikeout

John Means was almost perfect for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, but he will happily settle for a no-hitter and one of the greatest pitching performances in team history.

Means retired all 27 batters he faced in a 6-0 victory over the Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, but he did allow a baserunner when Sam Haggerty reached on a third-strike wild pitch in the third inning. The Orioles then caught Haggerty attempting to steal second base, but the wild pitch nullifies the perfect game bid.

Means is believed to be the first pitcher in major league history to lose a perfect game on a third-strike wild pitch. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, he is the first pitcher to throw a non-perfect no-hitter with no walks, no hit batters and no errors.

Instead, Means pitched the first individual no-hitter for the Orioles since Jim Palmer in 1969—the longest stretch for any team in the majors without an individual no-hitter (the Orioles had a four-pitcher combined no-hitter in 1991).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 06, 2021 at 12:23 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: john means, no-hitter

 

 

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