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The Blue Jays narrowly avoid getting no-hit in Cleveland

Not today, Satan. I’ll be honest, I think it isn’t a matter of if so much as it’s a matter of when with this club when it comes to getting no-hit, but, at the very least, Trevor Bauer won’t be a part of it. We’ve survived another day.

Things worth mentioning…

  • The story of tonight, of course, is Cleveland nearly throwing one of the more underwhelming no-hitters you’ll ever see. Trevor Bauer went seven no-hit innings and he could have had a chance to go the distance if he didn’t walk six batters. Jon Edwards came into the game in relief for the eighth inning and walked two guys while getting two outs. Brad Hand then came in to get the final out of the eighth, but allowed three hits in the ninth to lose both the no-no and the shutout. Coming into the ninth, Toronto had eight walks and two batters reach base via the hit by pitch. They also had the bases loaded twice. Had Cleveland managed to get through the ninth, it would have been a hilariously underwhelming no-no. But, thankfully, Freddy Galvis came to the rescue to break it up.
  • Lost in all of this was Aaron Sanchez, who pitched a pretty good game. Sanchez went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a couple of walks. All five of the hits Sanchez allowed were singles and Cleveland never hit the ball particularly hard. All of the damage against Sanchez came in the fourth inning in which he struggled a little bit with his command. It’s a shame he got saddled with the loss here. Tim Mayza had a rough outing in relief of Sanchez. Mayza came into the game for the seventh inning and only managed to record two outs. He got tagged for a couple of runs on one hit and three walks.
  • As I said off the hop, it seems inevitable this team with their terrible bats are going to get no-hit eventually. I mean, junk-ass pitchers like Jordan Zimmermann and David Hess flirted with no-nos, so what’s going to happen when they face, like, you know, pitchers who are actually good? The Jays have had the No Hit Alert come up pretty much every second day so far this season. This was the fourth time a team has had them without a hit through at least five innings. They’ve played eight games.