The Milwaukee Brewers (88-55) throw a combined no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians (69-71) in a 3-0 win at Progressive Field.
It’s the first combined no-hitter in franchise history and just the second no-hitter in franchise history (Juan Nieves in 1987 against Baltimore Orioles).
I think Craig Counsell is a really good manager, but I absolutely disagree and am not happy with his decision to pull Corbin Burnes after eight innings. Burnes deserved to at least start the ninth inning.
Corbin Burnes (10-4) was magnificent tonight. Burnes went eight innings of no-hit ball, allowing just one walk and striking out 14. Burnes threw 115 pitches, 78 for strikes.
Josh Hader wrapped up the no-hitter in the ninth, striking out two and picking up his 31st save of the season.
Cleveland Indians starter Zach Plesac also becomes the first pitcher to ever start for the losing team in three no-hitters in a single season. Only one pitcher had ever been on the losing team’s end of a no-no in his CAREER three times: Jim Perry, twice in 1973 and once in 1970.
Rowdy Tellez did leave tonight’s game with right knee discomfort.
The Brewers and Indians conclude their three-game series from Progressive Field tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 PM (Central Time).
Brandon Woodruff (9-8, 2.48 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Aaron Civale (10-3, 3.25 ERA) will start for Cleveland.