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Sports Brewers' Burnes, Hader combine for MLB record 9th no-hitter

06:20  12 september  2021
06:20  12 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Brewers ' pitcher Corbin Burnes went eight innings, striking out 14 batters and walking one. Brewers ' closer Josh Hader came in for the ninth inning to close it out as Milwaukee won 3-0. Burnes told reporters after the game that he was aware his pitch count would be a factor in whether he would The record for most no - hitters thrown in a given year was eight, which was set in 1884. Before this year, the most no - hitters in any modern-era season since 1900 was seven on four different occasions according to MLB . Two other games this season featured no - hitters yet did not officially count due to

Corbin Brian Burnes (born October 22, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball ( MLB ). He made his MLB debut in 2018 and was an All-Star in 2021. Burnes attended Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California.

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a sometimes sticky season, Corbin Burnes got a grip on history.

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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.

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3) No low-content or irrelevant posts that could be a comment in another thread. Corbin Burnes . 2.03. K/9. Devin Williams. [McCalvy] According to @EliasSports (via @SlangsOnSports), this was the first time in franchise history the Brewers had 5 consecutive starts of 5+ innings and those pitchers combined to allow no more than one earned run. The MLB record for K's by a reliever is 181.

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. All 10 of Burnes ' strikeouts came on swinging third strikes. The 26-year-old right-hander fanned the side in the second, third and fourth innings to set Brewers team record at nine straight. Burnes then fanned Frank Schwindel to open the fifth before the next hitter , Matt Duffy sharply singled on the first pitch for Chicago’s second hit.

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.

This time, Cleveland was stymied by Burnes — who has become a Cy Young contender as the Brewers run away with the NL Central — and Hader, one of the game's top closers.

“Anyone would want to keep pitching in that situation, but if there was anyone I would want out there for the ninth, it would be Josh Hader,” Burnes said. “There were no nerves with him. It was more like a done deal when he came in.”

The right-handed Burnes was in control from the start, striking out 11 of his first 14 hitters and retiring the first 18 in order. After walking Myles Straw to start the seventh, the 26-year-old got through the eighth thanks to a diving catch by center fielder Lorenzo Cain on Owen Miller's liner.

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There have been 303 no - hitters throughout Major League Baseball ’s history, and nearly all of them have been performed by a single pitcher. Below is a look at each combined no - hitter , beginning with. Looking at MLB 's 15 combined no - hitters . June 25th, 2021. Matt Kelly, Manny Randhawa Philadelphia’s relief trio of Diekman, Giles and Papelbon combined for three perfect innings to finish

Brewers ' Burnes , Hader combine for MLB record 9 th no - hitter . — Milwaukee ace Corbin Burnes 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.

“I was definitely on my horse, ready to go get that one,” Cain said. “You need a little bit of everything to go right in a no-hitter.”

The Progressive Field crowd booed as Hader came on in the ninth. He overpowered Oscar Mercado, striking him out to start the inning. Then, first baseman Jace Peterson went into foul territory to making a lunging catch for the second out.

Hader ended the no-hitter by getting Straw to flail at a pitch in the dirt for his 31st save. The Brewers stormed the field to share hugs and high-fives with a signature victory in their runaway season.

"I had to fight pretty hard (with Counsell) for the eighth to come back out, so I knew I had no shot for the ninth,” Burnes said.

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

Burnes dropped his ERA to 2.25 and has more than doubled his career high for strikeouts with 210 in 152 innings. He's been vying with Philadelphia's Zack Wheeler and the Dodgers' Max Scherzer for the NL Cy Young Award. This gem, no doubt, will have some sway with voters.

Brewers' Burnes, Hader combine to no-hit Indians in 3-0 win

  Brewers' Burnes, Hader combine to no-hit Indians in 3-0 win CLEVELAND (AP) — Milwaukee ace Corbin Burnes 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. Burnes (10-4) struck out 14 with 115 pitches over eight innings, taking a perfect game into the seventh while overpowering the Indians, who were no-hit for the third time in 2021. This time is was by Burnes — who has become a Cy Young contender as the Brewers run away with the NL Central — and Hader, one of the game’s top closers.

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“Corbin felt good after the eighth, but knowing you’re putting in Josh Hader to finish it played a part in the decision," Counsell said.

The Brewers improved to a franchise-record 33 games over .500 while slimming their magic number to clinch the division to eight.

Arizona rookie Tyler Gilbert had thrown the majors’ most recent no-hitter on Aug. 14, and the Chicago Cubs threw the only previous combined effort on June 24. The other no-hitters this season were thrown by San Diego’s Joe Musgrove (April 9), Carlos Rodón of the Chicago White Sox (April 14), Cincinnati’s Wade Miley (May 7), Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull (May 18) and the Yankees’ Corey Kluber (May 19).

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

“I don’t think anyone’s going to be upset about putting a no-hitter in the books,” Burnes said.

The no-hitters by Miley and Rodón both came against the Indians, as did a seven-inning no-hitter by Tampa Bay on July 7 that didn't officially count in the MLB record book. Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner also had a seven-inning no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader at Atlanta on April 25.

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The Brewers completed this bit of history three days after Minnesota rookie Joe Ryan retired the first 19 Indians batters in a 3-0 win at Progressive Field.

Plesac couldn’t get his head around being on the wrong side of three no-hitters. Prior to Saturday, Jim Perry was the only starter in baseball history to have his opponent throw a no-hitter three times in a career prior to Saturday, per Elias.

“I don’t even know if that makes sense to me,” Plesac said. “That’s insane. I don’t know if it’s me or what.”

Indians acting manager DeMarlo Hale didn’t offer any excuses.

“You deal with it, you get up and play tomorrow," he said. “The good thing about no-hitters, it’s only one loss. I know it’s been three times, but you deal with it, you move on, you understand the level of competition you’re playing against and you move on. I don’t have an answer for that.”

Plesac allowed three runs, two earned, over six innings.

Straw had faced Burnes in the minor leagues but admitted he had little chance against him on this late summer evening.

“He dominated," Straw said. "He’s going to get some Cy Young votes this year, I’m sure of it. You just have to tip your cap, come back tomorrow and compete again.”

The Brewers scored twice in the first inning on an RBI double by Christian Yelich and a sacrifice fly from Omar Narváez. Milwaukee made it 3-0 in the second when Rowdy Tellez doubled home Daniel Vogelbach.

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Tellez experienced right knee pain while running the bases and left the game.

DUGOUT DANGER

Peterson returned to action after being struck by a foul ball on his left arm Wednesday in the home dugout against Philadelphia. Manager Craig Counsell said Peterson was hit squarely by a line drive off the bat of a Phillies player, but the ball narrowly missed hitting his elbow.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (flu-like symptoms) will not make his scheduled start Sunday after becoming ill in the team hotel. Counsell said Woodruff “has lost some weight from the bug,” pushing his next outing to Wednesday at Detroit.

Indians: RHP Shane Bieber (right shoulder strain) threw a bullpen session before the game and will be evaluated Sunday. Acting manager DeMarlo Hale said the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner could begin a rehab assignment as early as Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Eric Lauer (5-5, 3.18 ERA) will start on regular rest in the three-game series finale, moving up one spot in the rotation to replace Woodruff. The Northeast Ohio native and Kent State product has never pitched against the Indians.

Indians: RHP Aaron Civale (10-3, 3.25 ERA) makes his second start since spending 77 days on the injured list with a sprained third finger on his right hand. Civale allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings in his return, losing to the Twins on Sept. 7.

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