Sunday, August 8, 2010

BREAKING: Brandon Morrow Loses No-Hitter, Finishes One-Hitter

After 8-and-two-thirds innings, the Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria poked a ball into shallow right field to break up the Toronto Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow's no-hitter

Carrying the no-hitter into the ninth, Morrow got Jason Bartlett to fly out to center to start the inning. Ben Zobrist drew a walk and Carl Crawford flew out to left field to set up Longoria.

Longoria sent a dribbler in between Aaron Hill and first base, but Hill couldn't get to the ball in time. It caromed off his glove and into right field.

Here's the play, and obvious pro-Morrow fan reaction, until it gets pulled...
((HT: Rogers Sportsnet/MLB/MLBAM/dhami187))

Morrow had struck out 16 Rays to that point in the game.
Dan Johnson struck out swinging for the 17th strike out in a 137-pitch performance for Morrow, who improved to 9-6 on the year with the win.

The Jays won the game 1-nothing. Jeff Niemann was scheduled to start for the Rays, but was sent back to Tampa along with Wade Davis to have their throwing arms examined by team doctors. Andy Sonnenstine started in Niemann's place. Randy Choate, Dan Wheeler, and Lance Cormier mopped up in relief.

More when we know more...

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