The Year of the No-Hitter Continues

Tonight the Brewers’ Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined for the official 9th no-hitter of the season. It was actually the 11th, but MLB ridiculously doesn’t recognize ones from scheduled 7 inning games. Either way, that’s the all time most no-hitters in a single season. There were 8 in 1884, which was the first season that overhand pitching was allowed and before the pitching mound was moved from 50 feet to the current 60.5 feet from home plate.

BTW, this is also now the third year in a row with MLB averaging 8.9 K’s/9 innings per team. No-hitters are no longer rare, and the average pitcher is striking batters out like they were all Sandy Koufax or Nolan Ryan. Forgive me for thinking more needs to be done than just cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances on balls.

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