The No-Hitter Was Very Special for Willson Contreras, Too

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The No-Hitter Was Very Special for Willson Contreras, Too

Chicago Cubs

When Jake Arrieta no-hit the Dodgers in Los Angeles back in 2015, Willson Contreras was a prospect breaking out at Double-A. Miguel Montero caught that one.

When Arrieta no-hit the Reds in Cincinnati early in the 2016 season, Contreras was still a couple months shy of getting called up for good. David Ross caught that one.

When Alec Mills shocked everyone and no-hit the Brewers in Milwaukee, Contreras was the designated hitter. Victor Caratini caught that one.

So when Zach Davies, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin, and Craig Kimbrel combined last night to no-hit the Dodgers in Los Angeles, it was pretty darn special that Contreras, for the first time in his career, was behind the plate for a no-hitter. He was getting plenty of love from his teammates:

https://twitter.com/CubsZone/status/1408473042544627722

And, naturally, Contreras gave the love right back all around when talking about the game:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.