The Dodgers (67-55) had gone from September 2013 until two weeks ago without losing four consecutive games.
Mike Fiers pitched the second no-hitter within the main leagues in 10 days, main the Houston Astros to a Three-Zero victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night time.
Fiers said exhaustion didn’t affect him until the last pitch. Maybe I got Charley Steiner’d, but it definitely didn’t look like a homer off the bat. A moment like that never really goes away.. “It doesn’t feel like the San Francisco series”.
Jimmy Rollins leadoff single in the fourth inning ended a 13-inning hitless drought for Los Angeles.
Zack Greinke, who so often has pitched (or hit) the Dodgers out of losing streaks this season, could have said the same thing Saturday.
“I hope we’re panicking a little bit”, Kershaw said. He knew that, I knew that, he said.
Now he’s the talk of the town after throwing his first career no-hitter in Houston’s 3-0 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Correa flubbed it. It was initially ruled an error, but after Dodgers public relations manager Jon Chapper requested it be reviewed, it was changed to a hit, and the Dodgers had two. First baseman Luis Valbuena struck with two outs in the second, blasting a 3-2 pitch 411 feet to the back of the home bullpen in right-center field. The New York Yankees have split their last eight home games. While, most games that’d be enough for a lead, today it wasn’t.
Jason Motte (8-1) earned the win in relief, starting a string of four innings during which Cubs relievers didn’t allow a hit until pinch-hitter Nick Swisher doubled with one out in the ninth off of closer Hector Rondon.
“Last night was about Mike Fiers being a really good major league pitcher, and he had a great accomplishment”, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said on Saturday.
In all, there were eight home runs in the game.
Bumgarner crushed a Jeff Locke (6-8) fastball 418-feet over the wall in left field in the second inning, a two-run shot that gave the Giants an early four-run lead and all the cushion Bumgarner would need on the mound.
Rollins doubled and scored on Turner’s single in the sixth.
Kang Jung-ho hit a pair of solo homers for the Pirates in the matchup of playoff contenders.
“My game plan when I pitch is to pitch everywhere”. He went 1 for 4 with a single.
The Astros had advanced knowledge of Fiers’ repertoire before executing the trade, but Hinch and his staff have logged additional hours digging into learning everything they can about Fiers. Springer has been on the disabled list since July 2 with a right wrist fracture and resumed baseball activities August. 14.
The Minnesota Twins squeezed past the Baltimore Orioles 3-2, the Washington Nationals handed the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-1 defeat and the Texas Rangers left Comerica Park having downed the Detroit Tigers 5-3. McCullers will be called-up to make the start and Preston Tucker will be the corresponding move and will be sent down to Triple-A Fresno.