Kenta Maeda practically made historical past Tuesday night time for his new workforce.
Maeda threw 115 pitches — surpassed his personal career-high of 111 pitches, and the 2020 excessive of 112, thrown by Derek Holland and Max Scherzer in this shortened season. The 32-year-old right-hander, who’s in his first season with the Twins after being traded from the Dodgers, regarded drained as he sat down the Brewers in the eighth.
Manager Rocco Baldelli despatched Maeda out for the ninth, which was no assure given the manner managers hardly ever enable pitchers to go too deep into video games today — particularly this season. In the ninth, Sogard took the first strike from Maeda however singled on a change-up.
The Twins then went to the bullpen and it didn’t take lengthy for his or her 3-Zero result in disappear. A double by Avisail Garcia adopted, then Christian Yelich walked and Keston Hiura singled to deliver dwelling Sogard. When Jedd Gyorko grounded to shortstop, the Twins tried to show a game-sealing double play, however a throwing error allowed two Brewers runs to attain and tie the recreation.
This went from doable no-hitter to Twins catastrophe in about 10 minutes.
The final no-hitter in MLB got here Sept. 1, 2019, when Justin Verlander no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays. In all, there have been 4 no-hitters thrown in the large leagues in 2019 — two of them being mixed no-hitters. Maeda has throw a no-hitter earlier than, simply not in MLB. In April 2012, Maeda tossed a no-hitter in his native Japan, pitching for the Hiroshima Carp.
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