Stunning Pitching Display: Four top pitchers from the Houston Astros, Hunter Brown, Rafael Montero, Héctor Neris, and Bryan Abreu, held the Oakland Athletics hitless for eight intense innings on Wednesday.
Brown was the first pitcher to earn this title. He threw 74 pitches in five innings. He struck out seven batters, walked 2, and hit 1. Ryan Noda walked and got on base. The first 11 batters he faced were out.
After Brown’s impressive inning, Montero, Neris, and Abreu each threw a flawless inning. After a pitch hit Jordan Diaz, the Astros’ pitchers retired ten consecutive batters.
Houston leads 6-0, making the game more interesting. The Astros are close to their 16th no-hitter, which would be the fifth time and impressive. This quest resembles Framber Valdez’s no-hitter against Cleveland on August 1.
When considering Houston’s past, it’s evident he excels at throwing. On June 25, Javier, Neris, and Pressly prevented hits for the New York Yankees.
Cristian Javier, Abreu, Montero, and Pressly did the same thing in Game 4 of the World Series. The Philadelphia Phillies were denied a hit, ensuring their place in baseball history.