Indians’ Anderson loses perfecto in seventh

The Cleveland Indians’ Cody Anderson threw a perfect game through 6⅓ innings Monday before losing it on a Grady Sizemore home run.

Anderson, in just his second major league start, gave up just two hits in eight innings of work as the Indians topped the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 at Tropicana Field.

Here are the deepest near no-nos of the 2015 season (minimum six innings):

8⅔ Shelby Miller
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Boer, single up the middle with one out in the ninth
Atlanta Braves 6, Miami Marlins 0
Marlins Park (Miami)
8⅓ Trevor Bauer (6 inn)
Kyle Crockett (1 inn)
Scott Atchinson (1 inn)
Nick Hagadome (⅓ inn)
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spoiler: Jed Lowrie, homer to left-center off Nick Hagadome with one out in the ninth
Cleveland Indians 5, Houston Astros 0
Minute Maid Park (Houston)
7⅓ Chad Bettis
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoiler: Cody Asche, one-out single to left with shift deployed in the eighth inning
Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
7⅓ Marco Estrada
  Toronto Blue Jays (AL)
  Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Spoiler: Logan Forsythe, infield single with one out in the eight inning
Toronto Blue Jays 1, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg)
7 Marco Estrada
  Toronto Blue Jays (AL)
  Friday, June 19, 2015
Spoiler: Jimmy Paredes broken-bat bloop single to left with no out in the eight inning
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Baltimore Orioles 4
Rogers Centre (Toronto)
7 Chris Young (5 inn)
Ryan Madson (2 inn)
Kelvin Herrera (0 inn)
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Spoiler: Nick Castellanos, single to left off Kelvin Herrera with nobody out in the eighth inning
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)
7 Sonny Gray
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, April 6, 2015 (Opening Day)
Spoiler: Ryan Rua, single to right with nobody out in the eighth inning
Oakland Athletics 8, Texas Rangers 0
O.co Coliseum (Oakland)
6⅔ Corey Kluber
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spoiler: Jhonny Peralta, two-out single to left in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Progressive Field (Cleveland)
6⅔ Mike Leake
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Spoiler: Maikel Franco, two-out single up the middle in the seventh inning
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Cincinnati Reds 4
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
6⅓ Garrett Richards
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Spoiler: Jason Castro, one-out single to left in the seventh inning
Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)
6⅓ Cody Anderson
  Cleveland Indains (AL)
  Monday, June 29, 2015
Spoiler: Grady Sizemore, one-out home run in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 7, Tampa Bay 1
Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg)
6⅓ Chris Young
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Spoiler: Trevor Plouffe, one-out triple to right in the seventh inning
Kansas City Royals 2, Minnesota Twins 0
Target Field (Minneapolis)
6⅓ Chase Anderson
  Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)
  Friday, June 12, 2015
Spoiler: Buster Posey, one-out comebacker that struck Anderson and dribbled for a single in the seventh inning
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, San Francisco Giants 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
6 Madison Bumgarner
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Monday, May 4, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Upton, leadoff single to left in the seventh inning
San Francisco Giants 2, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
6 Max Scherzer
  Washington Nationals (NL)
  Sunsday, June 14, 2015
Spoiler: Carlos Gomez, bloop single over the second baseman to lead off the seventh inning
Washington Nationals 4, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Miller Park (Milwaukee)
6 Michael Pineda
  New York Yankees (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Spoiler: Christian Yelich, solo home run to right center to lead off the seventh inning
New York Yankees 2, Miami Marlins 1
Yankee Stadium (New York)

Scherzer flirts with 2nd no-no

The Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer flirted with history tonight, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning in his first start since his no-hitter.

Scherzer gave up a one-out double to Freddy Galvis, ending his chance at duplicating Johnny Vander Meer’s feat.

Vander Meer’s first was on Saturday, June 11, 1938, as he led the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 no-hit victory at Crosley Field over the Boston Bees (Braves). His second, 77 years ago tomorrow, came in the first night game at Ebbets Field. On Wednesday, June 15, 1938, he no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers for a 6-0 win.

Stieb-esque Estrada loses second straight no-hit bid

Could the Toronto Blue Jays’ Marco Estrada become the next Dave Stieb?

For the second straight start, Estrada took a no-hitter bid into the eighth inning, getting the first out Wednesday before Logan Forsythe tagged him for an infield single.

On Friday, Estrada lost one against the Orioles with no out in the eighth.

Stieb, who finally got a no-no for the Blue Jays after four missed opportunities, lost no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth in back-to-back starts in September 1998.

Here are the deepest near no-nos of the 2015 season (minimum six innings):

8⅔ Shelby Miller
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Boer, single up the middle with one out in the ninth
Atlanta Braves 6, Miami Marlins 0
Marlins Park (Miami)
8⅓ Trevor Bauer (6 inn)
Kyle Crockett (1 inn)
Scott Atchinson (1 inn)
Nick Hagadome (⅓ inn)
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spoiler: Jed Lowrie, homer to left-center off Nick Hagadome with one out in the ninth
Cleveland Indians 5, Houston Astros 0
Minute Maid Park (Houston)
7⅓ Chad Bettis
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoiler: Cody Asche, one-out single to left with shift deployed in the eighth inning
Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
7⅓ Marco Estrada
  Toronto Blue Jays (AL)
  Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Spoiler: Logan Forsythe, infield single with one out in the eight inning
Toronto Blue Jays 1, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg)
7 Marco Estrada
  Toronto Blue Jays (AL)
  Friday, June 19, 2015
Spoiler: Jimmy Paredes broken-bat bloop single to left with no out in the eight inning
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Baltimore Orioles 4
Rogers Centre (Toronto)
7 Chris Young (5 inn)
Ryan Madson (2 inn)
Kelvin Herrera (0 inn)
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Spoiler: Nick Castellanos, single to left off Kelvin Herrera with nobody out in the eighth inning
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)
7 Sonny Gray
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, April 6, 2015 (Opening Day)
Spoiler: Ryan Rua, single to right with nobody out in the eighth inning
Oakland Athletics 8, Texas Rangers 0
O.co Coliseum (Oakland)
6⅔ Corey Kluber
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spoiler: Jhonny Peralta, two-out single to left in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Progressive Field (Cleveland)
6⅔ Mike Leake
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Spoiler: Maikel Franco, two-out single up the middle in the seventh inning
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Cincinnati Reds 4
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
6⅓ Garrett Richards
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Spoiler: Jason Castro, one-out single to left in the seventh inning
Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)
6⅓ Chris Young
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Spoiler: Trevor Plouffe, one-out triple to right in the seventh inning
Kansas City Royals 2, Minnesota Twins 0
Target Field (Minneapolis)
6⅓ Chase Anderson
  Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)
  Friday, June 12, 2015
Spoiler: Buster Posey, one-out comebacker that struck Anderson and dribbled for a single in the seventh inning
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, San Francisco Giants 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
6 Madison Bumgarner
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Monday, May 4, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Upton, leadoff single to left in the seventh inning
San Francisco Giants 2, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
6 Max Scherzer
  Washington Nationals (NL)
  Sunsday, June 14, 2015
Spoiler: Carlos Gomez, bloop single over the second baseman to lead off the seventh inning
Washington Nationals 4, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Miller Park (Milwaukee)
6 Michael Pineda
  New York Yankees (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Spoiler: Christian Yelich, solo home run to right center to lead off the seventh inning
New York Yankees 2, Miami Marlins 1
Yankee Stadium (New York)

Wise hits 2 homers in no-no, 44 years ago today

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Rick Wise became the only major league pitcher to hit two home runs during his own no-hitter, 44 years ago today.

On Wednesday, June 23, 1971, Wise no-hit the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium for a 4-0 win – and he drove in three of those runs. Wise was protecting a 1-0 lead when he hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning. He followed it up with a solo shot in the eighth.

Four other major league pitchers have hit single home runs while throwing a no-hitter. Here they are:

13 of 287 Frank Mountain
  Columbus Buckeyes (AA)
  Thursday, June 5, 1884
Columbus Buckeyes 12, Washington Nationals 0
Capitol Grounds (Washington, D.C.)
101 of 287 Wes Ferrell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, April 29, 1931
Cleveland Indians 9, St. Louis Browns 0
League Park (Cleveland)
112 of 287 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
145 of 287 Earl Wilson
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 26, 1962
Boston Red Sox 2, Los Angeles Angels 0
Fenway Park (Boston)

Brooklyn’s Lovett no-hits Giants, 124 years ago today

Tom Lovett
Tom Lovett
The Brooklyn Grooms’ Tom Lovett threw a no-hitter against the New York Giants, 124 years ago today.

Or, as the New York Sun put it, Lovett “accomplished a feat that would make any pitcher who ever rubbed dirt on a new ball feel as hilarious as a steer in a vegetable garden.” (I love these old newspaper accounts!)

Lovett on Monday, June 22, 1891 allowed no hits and walked just three as the Grooms topped the Giants 4-0 at Brooklyn’s Eastern Park. The Giants’ hitters tried bunting, pushing, chopping and “even held their bats motionless” to no avail.

“Lovett’s delivery was basely deceptive,” said the Sun. “He had perfect control, and used a drop curve with telling effect.”

Happy birthday to Orioles’ Matt Kilroy

Happy 149th birthday to Matt Kilroy, who threw a no-hitter for the Baltimore Orioles before the turn of the century.

Kilroy on Wednesday, October 6, 1886 no-hit the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on the road in front of less than 300 fans at Recreation Park for a 6-0 win.

Three Allegheny runners reached base – one on a walk and two on errors. The Pittsburgh Daily Post noted one of the error calls could have gone either way.

“To let them down a trifle easy it is possible that (Fred) Mann’s grounder to (Jumbo) Davis in the sixth inning, which was clearly fumbled by that player, may be given a hit, but it certainly should not so be scored,” the paper noted “The truth is they were shut out without a hit and without a run something heretofore unknown this season either in the Association of League.”

Nationals’ Max Scherzer throws no-hitter vs. Pirates

The Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer has thrown baseball’s 289th no-hitter, becoming just the second pitcher to plunk the 27th batter during a perfecto yet recover for the no-no.

Scherzer retired the first 26 Pittsburgh Pirates he faced before grazing pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with a pitch in the ninth inning, losing the perfecto. He got Josh Harrison to fly out to left to complete the no-hitter. Scherzer struck out 10 batters on the day and walked no one.

Only one other pitcher lost a perfect game by hitting the 27th batter yet recovered to save the no-no, and it was in 1908. The New York Giants’ George “Hooks” Wiltse retired the first 26 Philadelphia Quakers he faced during the first game of a July 4 doubleheader that year before hitting opposing pitcher George McQuillan on the arm. The game at the time was a 0-0 tie.

The Giants scored in the top of the 10th and Wiltse got his three outs in the bottom half to complete the no-no for a 1-0 win.

Holt’s hit-for-cycle is majors’ 306th

holtcycleboxscoreBrock Holt’s hit-for-cycle for the Boston Red Sox last night is the 306th in major league history.

Hitting for the cycle, of course, involves a batter hitting a single, double, triple and home run – not necessarily in that order – in one game. We here at NoNoHitters.com are big fans of the cycle, as it’s sort of the batter’s equivalent of the no-hitter in terms of frequency – there are 288 no-hitters and 306 cycles.

Holt, the Red Sox lead-off batter against the Atlanta Braves, started with a double off the Green Monster. He grounded out in the third, but got his second hit in the fifth by lining a single to right. Brock homered into the left-field seats over the Monster in the seventh, then completed the cycle by driving the ball into “The Triangle” in deep right-center field for a triple. The Red Sox beat the Braves 9-4.

The last major-league player to hit for the cycle was Michael Cuddyer when he was with the Colorado Rockies in 2014. Here’s the full list.

2015 late-inning no-hitter attempts

Chris Heston has given us 2015’s only no-hitter so far. Here is the breakdown of the 2015 no-hitter attempts broken up in late innings:

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Here’s the list of the deep no-no attempts (minimum six innings):

8⅔ Shelby Miller
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Boer, single up the middle with one out in the ninth
Atlanta Braves 6, Miami Marlins 0
Marlins Park (Miami)
8⅓ Trevor Bauer (6 inn)
Kyle Crockett (1 inn)
Scott Atchinson (1 inn)
Nick Hagadome (⅓ inn)
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spoiler: Jed Lowrie, homer to left-center off Nick Hagadome with one out in the ninth
Cleveland Indians 5, Houston Astros 0
Minute Maid Park (Houston)
7⅓ Chad Bettis
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoiler: Cody Asche, one-out single to left with shift deployed in the eighth inning
Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
7 Chris Young (5 inn)
Ryan Madson (2 inn)
Kelvin Herrera (0 inn)
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Spoiler: Nick Castellanos, single to left off Kelvin Herrera with nobody out in the eighth inning
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)
7 Sonny Gray
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, April 6, 2015 (Opening Day)
Spoiler: Ryan Rua, single to right with nobody out in the eighth inning
Oakland Athletics 8, Texas Rangers 0
O.co Coliseum (Oakland)
6⅔ Corey Kluber
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spoiler: Jhonny Peralta, two-out single to left in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Progressive Field (Cleveland)
6⅔ Mike Leake
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Spoiler: Maikel Franco, two-out single up the middle in the seventh inning
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Cincinnati Reds 4
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
6⅓ Garrett Richards
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Spoiler: Jason Castro, one-out single to left in the seventh inning
Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)
6⅓ Chris Young
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Spoiler: Trevor Plouffe, one-out triple to right in the seventh inning
Kansas City Royals 2, Minnesota Twins 0
Target Field (Minneapolis)
6⅓ Chase Anderson
  Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)
  Friday, June 12, 2015
Spoiler: Buster Posey, one-out comebacker that struck Anderson and dribbled for a single in the seventh inning
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, San Francisco Giants 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
6 Madison Bumgarner
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Monday, May 4, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Upton, leadoff single to left in the seventh inning
San Francisco Giants 2, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)

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