Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that will not go on official Major League Baseball records, and completed a dominant pitching day for the Arizona Diamondbacks by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday to sweep the doubleheader.
After what Zac Gallen pitched a one-hit shutout in a 5-0 win in Game 1, Bumgarner was even better.
Bumgarner struck out seven and the only Braves hitter to reach base was thanks to the shooting error. shortstop Nick Ahmed in the second episode.
Bumgarner casually celebrated with catcher Carson Kelly after flipping Marcell Ozuna for the last out. The rest of the Diamondbacks joined in celebrating around the mound.
Officially, Bumgarner’s jewel will not go on the Major League Baseball no-hitter list. MLB’s eight-member commission on statistical accuracy decided in 1991 that a no-hitter was a game of at least nine innings in which no outright was allowed.
“It feels good. I just want to say two things before I go to celebrate with the boys, “ Bumgarner said in a television interview at the end of the meeting. “I want to thank these shadows in Atlanta, they helped me a lot. That was incredible. And I want to thank Rob Manfred for these seven-inning games. “
Drew Smyly (0-1) took the backhand by allowing five runs and four strikeouts, with two walks in four innings.
David Peralta and Josh Rojas drove in two runs each.