Brewers Burns joins Hader in MLB record 9th no-hitter no-run

Cleveland (AP) —In some difficult seasons, Corbin Burnes learned about history.

Milwaukee’s ace and relief Josh Hader threw a record nine no-hitters in baseball this season, and pitchers began throwing overhands when the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 in 1884. I broke the mark at the time.

A few months after Major League Baseball restricted the use of illegal foreign bodies by pitchers following an early no-hitter no-hitter rash, Burns established 2021 as the no-hitter no-hitter season, the second no-hitter no-hitter in Brewers history. Achieved.

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

Burns (10-4) played the perfect game seven times, hitting 14 on the best 115 pitches of his career in eight innings and overwhelming the Indians who recorded his third no-hitter no-run in 2021. Mound starter Zack Pressac.

This time, Cleveland was plagued by Cy Young nominee Burns and one of the game’s top closers, Hader, as Brewers fled at NL Central.

“Everyone would want to continue pitching in that situation, but if anyone I wanted to be there in the ninth, it would be Josh Hader,” Burns said. “He wasn’t nervous. When he came in, it was like a more complete deal.”

Right-handed Burns was in control from the beginning, hitting 11 of the first 14 batters and retiring the first 18 in turn. After starting his seventh walk on Myles Straw, the 26-year-old passed the eighth, thanks to center-fielder Lorenzo Cain catching a dive on Owen Miller’s liner.

“I was definitely riding a horse and I was ready to get it,” Cain said. “It takes a little bit to get it right with no hits and no runs.”

Progressive Field spectators booed when Hader came in ninth. He overwhelmed Oscar Mercado and beat him to start the innings. Then first baseman Jace Peterson entered the foul territory to catch a rush for the second out.

Hader finished the no-hitter no-run by frailing the straw on the soil pitch for his 31st save. Brewers stormed the field to share hugs and high fives with a characteristic victory of the runaway season.

“I had to fight so hard (with the counsel) until the eighth came back, so I wasn’t shot the ninth,” Burns said.

Juan Nieves pitched Brewers’ previous no-hitter no-run in Baltimore on April 15, 1987.

Burns dropped his ERA to 2.25 and more than doubled his career height with 210 strikeouts in 152 innings. He is competing for the NL Cy Young Award with Zack Wheeler of Philadelphia and Max Scherzer of the Dodgers. This gem will undoubtedly have some impact on voters.

“Corbyn felt good after the eighth, but knowing that he would finish with Josh Hader influenced the decision,” Counsel said.

Brewers has improved to 33 games, over .500 franchise records, while reducing magic numbers and keeping divisions to eight.

Arizona rookie Tyler Gilbert threw the major’s latest no-hitter no-run on August 14, and the Chicago Cubs threw the only previous joint effort on June 24. Other no-hitters of the season were thrown by Joe Musgrove in San Diego (9 April)), Carlos Rodon in the Chicago White Sox (14 April), Wade Miley in Cincinnati (7 May), Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull (May 18), Yankees’ Corey Kluber (May 19).

Most of these gems were thrown before MLB cracked down on the use of sticky foreign bodies by pitchers in late June.

“I don’t think anyone would get angry with having a no-hitter no-run in a book,” Burns said.

Both Miley and Rodon’s no-hitters opposed the Indians, and Tampa Bay’s seven-inning no-hitters on July 7 were not officially included in the MLB record book. Madison Bumgarner of Arizona also recorded a seven-inning no-hitter no-run in the doubleheader second game on April 25 in Atlanta.

Brewers completed this history three days after Minnesota rookie Joe Ryan won a 3-0 victory in Progressive Field and retired the first 19 Indian batters.

Plesac couldn’t bother being on the other side of the three no-hitter no-runs. According to Elias, before Saturday, Jim Perry was the only starter in baseball history to have his opponent throw no-hitters and no-runs three times in his previous career on Saturday.

“I don’t even know if it makes sense to me,” Pressac said. “It’s insane. I don’t know if it’s me or what it is.”

Indian acting manager Demarlo Hale made no excuses.

“You deal with it and get up and play tomorrow. The good thing about no-hitter no-run is that you only lose one. I know you have three experiences, but you deal with it, move on and understand. The level of competition you are competing against and you go ahead. I have no answer. “

Plesac allowed 3 runs and 2 goals in 6 innings and above.

Straw played against Burns in the minor league, but admitted that he had little chance of playing against him late this summer.

“He was dominant,” Straw said. Just tilt the cap, come back tomorrow and compete again. “

Brewers scored two RBIs at a time with Christian Yelich’s double RBI and Omar Narvaez’s sacrifice fly. Milwaukee was second to 3-0 when Rowdy Tellez doubled his home Daniel Vogelbach.

Teres left the game after experiencing a pain in his right knee while running the bass.

Dugout danger

Peterson returned to action on Wednesday after hitting a foul ball on his left arm in a home dugout with Philadelphia. Craig Counsell said Peterson was hit straight from Phillies’ bat on a line drive, but slightly missed the ball hitting his elbow.

Trainers room

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (a flu-like symptom) doesn’t get off to a scheduled start on Sunday after getting sick at a team hotel. The counsel said Woodruff had “lost weight due to a bug” and pushed his next outing to Detroit on Wednesday.

Indians: RHP Shane Bieber (right shoulder tension) throws a bullpen session before the match and is evaluated on Sunday. Acting manager Demarlo Hale said active AL Cy Young Award winners could begin their rehab missions as early as Tuesday.


Brewers: LHP Eric Lauer (5-5, 3.18 ERA) takes regular breaks at the finale of the three-game series and moves up one place in rotation on behalf of Woodruff. Native to northeastern Ohio, Kent State University’s products have never been marketed to Indians.

Indian: RHP Aaron Civale (10-3, 3.25 ERA) has made his second start since staying on the injured list for 77 days with a sprained middle finger in his right hand. Civale allowed one run in 42/3 innings on his return and lost to the Twins on September 7.


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