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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Chicago Cubs’ Alec Mills tosses no-hitter against Brewers

Chicago Cubs righty Alec Mills threw the league’s second no-hitter of the season on Sunday, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers in a 12-0 victory.

Mills, 28, struck out five while walking three.

Asked in the postgame interview on the Marquee Sports Network how he felt, Mills responded: “I have no idea. It hasn’t really hit me yet. I didn’t really know how to celebrate. Just something that came together today.”

The Brewers never got close to a hit in the final innings as Mills threw a career-high 114 pitches in just his 15th career big league start. He induced a popup by Jacob Nottingham and then struck out Tyrone Taylor for the first two outs of the ninth inning before getting Jace Peterson to ground out to short.

Mills said that his curveball was his best pitch on the day. He often set up hitters with a first-pitch curve for a strike.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 13, 2020 at 06:31 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: alec mills, cubs, no-hitters

Friday, August 07, 2020

Rules for pitcher feats in 7-inning twin bills

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Major League Baseball’s official statistician, neither a team nor an individual pitcher will be credited with a no-no in a scheduled seven-inning game of a doubleheader—unless that game goes to extras. If the contest extends to at least nine innings and that pitcher (or a team’s group of pitchers) has still not allowed a hit, then it goes down in the history books as a no-no.

Elias’ designation follows the tradition of a 1991 ruling by a committee led by then-Commissioner Fay Vincent that stated that in order for a pitcher to be credited with a no-hitter:

“…a pitcher or pitchers had to pitch a complete game of nine innings or more without allowing a hit. 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: August 07, 2020 at 11:57 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: no-hitters

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-2-2020

Washington Times, July 2, 1920:

On July 1, 1920, Walter Johnson pitched his first no-hit, no-run game, defeating the Red Sox, at Boston, 1 to 0. Hooper reached first on Harris’ error in the seventh. Only five balls were hit beyong [sic] the infield.

Elsewhere on the page, a quote from Clark Griffith:

His fast ball was just like the old times and so good that the Red Sox knew it was coming, laid for it, yet could not touch it…There was too much talk about Johnson being all through. I imagine this got under Walter’s skin, even if he is the last man in the game to bother about what it said about his work in the papers or by fans speaking from the stands.

For the most part, after 1919 Walter Johnson was no longer Walter Johnson, but he was still one of the better pitchers in the league. The final out of the Big Train’s lone career no-hitter came on a ground ball ripped over first base; Joe Judge made a great play and flipped to Johnson covering the initial sack.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 02, 2020 at 10:27 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, no-hitters, walter johnson

 

 

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