A Pittsburgh Pirates club was facing a Chicago Cubs club in the Dominican Summer League today when some control troubles plagued the Pirates early.
In the first inning, the Pirates gave up a couple runs on three walks and two throwing errors. Hey, there are players as young as 17 in the DSL, so you expect some wildness from time to time. Unearned runs are a fact of life.
What you might not expect is that same team to otherwise allow bupkis the rest of the way. Not only no more runs allowed, but no hits allowed either. Two runs given up, but it’s a no-hitter for the DSL Pirates!!! Time to celebrate, right?!
Yup. That’s right. The Pirates themselves were ALSO no-hit! The DSL Cubs, who’d scored those early runs without the benefit of a hit, went on to no-hit the Pirates for the win.
Two teams, one game, two no-hitters. Not sure I can remember seeing that.