Alzolay took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out six. He was perfect the first time through the order. In the end, he allowed a run on two hits and two walks before handing the game to the bullpen, which proceeded to throw three innings of one hit ball.
— Dylan Heuer (@dylan_heuer) April 21, 2018
And a little video from Alzolay’s outing:
[Brett: My dude got some LIFE on that fastball.]
A lot of the Cubs best pitching prospects have gotten off to slow starts this year, so it is good to see Alzolay take off right away. It is also good to see some of those other starters start to produce good starts of their own. Oscar De La Cruz looked very good the night before, and overshadowed by Alzolay yesterday was a very good Bryan Hudson start in Myrtle Beach.
- Adbert Alzolay: 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K
- Randy Rosario: 2 IP, 2 K
- Dillon Maples: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
- Efren Navarro: 1 for 5, 2B
- Mark Zagunis: 2 for 4, SB
- Wynton Bernard: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SB
- Michael Rucker: 4.2 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K
- Tommy Nance: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
- Eddy Martinez: 1 for 3, HR, BB
- Jeffrey Baez: 2 for 3, 2B, HR
- Bryan Hudson: 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K
- Tyler Peyton: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
- Jhon Romero: 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
- Vimael Machin: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB
- Jhonny Pereda: 2 for 4
- Daniel Spingola: 1 for 4, 2B
- Chris Pieters: 1 for 4, 3B
- Austin Upshaw: 1 for 2, HR
- Tyler Thomas: 5 IP, 3 R (0 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K
- Yeiler Peguero: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB
- What are the odds that the winning team in every game yesterday would score seven runs?
- Thanks to four South Bend errors, Tyler Thomas pitched a good game and still allowed three unearned runs. That means his ERA actually went down, all the way to 0.60.
- In addition to committing four errors, South Bend was held to just two hits last night.