ATLANTA — Madison Bumgarner certainly had no-hit stuff, even if the Major League Baseball record publication said he did not.
Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an accomplishment that will not officially count but finished a dominant afternoon of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching to get a 7-0 triumph on the Atlanta Braves plus a doubleheader sweep Sunday.
Could he have retained the magic heading to get a nine-inning match?
“I really don’t understand. There’s a lot of factors,” Bumgarner said. “When it worked for seven days, it is difficult to imagine it not working for 2 ”
Following the D-backs’ Zac Gallen chucked a one-hitter to acquire the opener 5-0, Bumgarner did better.
The 1 hit across both united games supposed the Braves gathered the fewest at a doubleheader at MLB history, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The prior fewest was two strikes by Cleveland from the Red Sox on April 12, 1992.
Bumgarner lightly shook hands with catcher Carson Kelly after Marcell Ozuna strung out to finish it. Then the rest of the Diamondbacks united in along with the party livened up round the mound.
“I love to keep it fairly low-key,” the stoic lefty said. “They certainly did not, which that is nice and I love that, also. It is pretty special for every one of us like I stated, I am just blessed and blessed to be in a position to do this and become part of the.”
Bumgarner’s gem will not enter the official collection of no-hitters. MLB’s eight-man committee on statistical precision decided in 1991 a no-hitter was a match of eight or more innings that finished with no strikes.
Other pitchers had come since commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB changed to seven-inning doubleheaders this past year through the coronavirus pandemic.
“It feels great. I only need to mention two things before I move celebrate together with all the men,” Bumgarner said on a TV interview after the match. “I wish to thank those shadows in Atlanta. They helped me out a fantastic bit. That was wonderful. And I wish to thank Rob Manfred for creating these seven-inning games”
You’ve been two official no-hitters this year.
Joe Musgrove pitched the initial no-no at the background of this San Diego Padres when he awakened Texas on April 9.
Atlanta’s sole hit throughout the day was reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman, who lined a clean single to right-center area off Gallen with one out in the sixth of this opener.
Bumgarner and Gallen, nevertheless, are credited with shutouts. This made Arizona the first group to throw a set of complete-game shutouts at a doubleheader because Boston’s Reggie Cleveland and Don Aase did it Toronto on Sept. 5, 1977.
Bumgarner (2-2) struck Ronald Acuna Jr. To start the seventh, then hammered Freeman onto a popup which Ahmed went a long way to get.
The 2014 World Series MVP with San Francisco, the 31-year-old Bumgarner retired the final 17 batters following Ozzie Albies attained on Ahmed’s mistake leading from the second.
Smyly, that came off the injured list Saturday after missing six games with knee pain that was left, went four innings.
Gallen found out after the game he would not have qualified for a formal no-hitter at a seven-inning match.
“It would not have depended, so making me feel much better that it was not really a no-hitter anyhow,” that the 29-year-old righty said. “The complete-game shutout, I figure, works. That is alright. We won. It actually does not matter. That is the most significant part.”
Gallen, who finished ninth in the NL Cy Young Award voting this past year, threw his first full game in 30 big league begins.
The Diamondbacks went 7-3 in their road trip.
Braves director Brian Snitker stated he could not completely explain why his group fought so much in the plate all day, but he is thankful that his team, despite being 9-12 after winning the division for three consecutive years, has not fallen back into the NL East.
“Nobody’s working out with anything, and that is a fantastic thing,” Snitker explained. “We are likely to hit a stride here at a certain point and time. It is great that we are staying there. We’ve got five months to go. It is a very long time to do some great things.”
“What an incredible day,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “First of Zac goes out and implements, throws a one-hitter and [then] Bum follows up with essentially a perfect match. Exterior of a defensive miscue, it was an incredible effort by him facing the minimal quantity of hitters. … Wow, what else could you really say? It was a unique day .”