combined no-hitter

It was just the third no-hitter in Arizona Fall League (AFL) history and it was history made by two Oakland Athletics’ prospects and one Miami Marlins’ prospect on Tuesday, while most of the rest of the world was gearing up for Game 6 of this year’s World Series. Right-hander Dylan Covey, 25, who was first drafted in the first round out of high school by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010 but decided to continue on to college at San Diego State University, was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the third round of the 2013 amateur draft. He started Tuesday’s AFL […]

One Marlins’ and two A’s prospects combine for AFL’s third ...

One of the rarest feats in baseball is the combined no-hitter, in which the starter and any relief pitchers combine to no-hit the opposing team. This is has been accomplished fewer times than the number of perfect games which is now at a total of 23 in over a century of baseball. The combined no-hitter has been accomplished fewer than a dozen times in the modern-era of baseball. Last summer four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers, Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon collectively threw a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves. The Cleveland Indians were two outs away from upping that number […]

Indians come within two outs of combined no-no

How the Atlanta Braves did not win a no-hitter was the question Sunday. Really though, how does a team not win when nine of their pitchers combine for ten no-hit innings? Well, there are these little things called walks, of course, but let’s start with the no-no part.  Cody Martin started on short notice due to Mike Minor‘s sore shoulder. He gave way to veterans Jim Johnson and Josh Outman, who were then followed by minor leaguers and prospects: Brandon Cunniff, Ian Thomas, Mauricio Cabrera, Lucas Sims, Justin Jackson, and Jairo Heredia. So how did the game end up in a […]

Nine Braves combine for no-hitter, don’t get the win

The combined no hitter, it’s a feat even more rare than pitching a perfect game. There have been 23 perfect games in MLB history yet just 11 combined no-hitters. This includes MLB’s most recent combined no-hitter accomplished Monday by four members of the Philadelphia Phillies, starter Cole Hamels, lefty Jake Diekman and righties Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon.

The combined no-hitter, one of MLB’s rarest feats