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Friday, September 11, 2020

Singer flirts with no-hitter for 8, Royals beat Indians 11-1

Brady Singer’s bid at history turned to heartbreak in one pitch.

‘‘I had all the confidence in the world we were going to see it happen,’’ Royals manager Mike Matheny said.

Singer allowed just one hit - a two-out single to Austin Hedges through an infield shift in the eighth inning - and the rookie flirted with a baseball rarity while leading Kansas City to a 11-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

Making just his ninth big league start, the 24-year-old right-hander was four outs from becoming only the 36th rookie to throw a no-hitter when Hedges, who came in batting .148, bounced a single through a wide-open right side.

Kansas City had shifted its infield for the right-handed hitting Hedges, and he found the hole left open when second baseman Nicky Lopez moved.

‘‘I honestly kind of blacked out,’’ Singer said of his reaction. ‘‘I saw him get jammed, I saw it kind of get him on the handle. I don’t know who was playing there. I didn’t turn around and see what the shift was, honestly. But it snuck through. That’s how the game works.’‘

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 11, 2020 at 08:58 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 11, 2020 at 10:09 AM (#5975736)
Singer allowed just one hit - a two-out single to Austin Hedges through an infield shift

Does that violate some unwritten rule? Maybe we need a new unwritten rule of "Don't leave half your infield open against a guy batting .150 when your guy is pitching a no-hitter and you have an 11-run lead"?

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