Madison Bumgner took the mound for a game in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon, scheduled for the last seven innings. Bumgner defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7–0 to the Braves. His official figures would reflect a win, a shutout and a complete game – but not a specific part of the feat.
Bumner threw a no-hitter. One type.
In an effort to speed proceedings during the coronovirus epidemic, Major League Baseball announced last season that games played as part of a doubleheader would take place in only seven innings instead of nine. Sunday was the first time a pitcher has thrown a no-hitter in a doubleheader – except that he will not count as one.
The league said on Sunday that it would follow the definition of the Illayas Sports Bureau: “No one will be submitted by teams and individuals in scheduled seven-inning games, unless the game is in extra innings and the team (or individual). Go. In a full game) plays at least nine innings and does not allow a hit. “
Don’t just tell Diamondback.
“It was a seven-end game and we gave up no hits in seven innings,” said Kaiser Carlyle. “How do I see it?” Does the league say that ‘unofficial,’ whatever it is, I believe it is not a hitter. We were told that we are playing seven and he has taken care of business. “
For Bumgner, who starred in three World Series for the San Francisco Giants in 2010, was easily the best start to his two seasons with the Diamondbacks, who Signed him to a five-year, $ 85 million contract In December 2019. She was 2-6 in 13 Arizona with a 7.16 earned run average, none in six innings.
Against the Braves – who managed to score just one point from Jake Gallen in the first game of the Double Gathers – Bumner was dazzled. He faced a minimum of 21 hulls, striking out seven and allowing only one base runner, Ozzie Albies, who advanced to second on a throwing error by short Nikop Ahmed and was immediately erased on a double play.
“He was basically perfect for seven complete innings,” Arizona manager Tori Lovullo said. “So it’s not a hitter for me, and it will be forever. I don’t know what the rule book is going to say and I don’t know if Major League Baseball is going to recognize it or not. But Madison told us today Has given a special feeling, what is going on in that room right now – it was not a hitter. “
The 31-year-old Bumgarner has thrown four one-hitters, including three who were no-hitters through seven innings. He said on Sunday that he probably could have finished this time.
“I mean, I would have tried,” he said, making sure there were too many variables. “If it works for seven, it’s hard to imagine it not working for two more.”
Bumgarner was not as powerful as his catches and manager about how to classify his performance. But he did not dismiss its importance.
“I didn’t give any hits today,” he said. “We are not in control of how many innings we are playing. I like the seven-inning doubleheader thing. I do not know. “
Baseball attempted to sort it all out in 1991 with a special committee for statistical accuracy headed by then commissioner Fay Vincent. To be an official no-hitter, a game would have to meet with this simple and narrow definition: “A pitcher or pitcher had to pitch an entire game of nine innings or more without allowing a single hit.”
With that, Dozens without moving Redefined as “Notable Achievements” in Baseball Records’ Elias Book. Many were cut short by rain, including a five-inning no-hitter by Pascal Perez of Montreal in 1988 and a six-inning performance by his brother, Melido, for the Chicago White Sox in 1990.
More recently, a Boston fraudster, Davern Hansack, threw a rain-shortened five-inning no-hitter on the final day of the 2006 season. Like others – and Bumgarner’s – it is not among the 307 games that meet the current definition.
Adam Darowski, Head of User Experience for Sports Reference – Who Runs Baseball reference – Tweeted On Sunday because Bumergner’s game reached its “pre-established end point” without allowing any hits, it should be a no-hitter. By this definition, he stated that two other games should be counted as no-hitters: an eight-inning no-hit loss by the Yankees’ Andy Hawkins in 1990 and the Red Sox ‘Matt Young’ in 1992. Both these games were on them on the road, so the winning team did not bat below ninth.
Although you classify Bumgner’s game on Sunday, it was worthwhile for the three-time champion, who showed that he had not lost his inner ace.
“It’s been there,” Bumgarner said, when asked where that moment is for him. “I’m sure very proud of it.”