On the 30th, the major leagues came close to breaking two waiting lists, a feat that is rarely accomplished in a single day. Unfortunately, both attempts fell short.
The so-called “70 Series” between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (named after the highway 70 that connects the two cities) almost resulted in a perfect game.
Kansas City’s opener, Josh Stamont, pitched a perfect first inning, and Mike Myers, who came on in relief, didn’t allow a single base runner until the seventh inning.
He got some defensive help, too. In the third inning, catcher Freddie Freddie Fermin threw out Alec Burleson’s foul fly, and in the sixth, center fielder Drew Waters threw out Tommy Edmon’s well-hit line drive.
The team’s hopes of a perfect game were dashed when Nolan Arenado singled in the bottom of the seventh. Myers retired the side in order in the eighth. Those were the only two hits allowed by the entire Kansas City pitching staff on the day. Kansas City won 7-0.
That same day at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Cubs starter Marcus Stroman pitched nine innings of one-hit ball, striking out eight and walking none to lead his team to a 1-0 victory.
Stroman, who hadn’t allowed a single hit until the sixth inning, gave up a single to left to Wander Franco in the seventh, ending his no-hitter bid.스포츠토토
He then gave up a stolen base and a walk to put runners on first and second, but got out of the jam with a fly out and a strikeout. She carried that momentum into the ninth inning to record her first complete game since 2014 as a rookie.
In the second inning, he performed a “ball flip,” catching Taylor Walls’ fly ball, bouncing the ball once before throwing to first base. It’s something Franco did earlier this month against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tampa Bay Rays were able to understand a little bit of what their opponents were feeling during that game.