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Brewers: Corbin Carves Up Cleveland For Crew’s 2nd No-Hitter

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Starting pitcher Corbin Burnes #39 closing pitcher Josh Hader #71 catcher Omar Narvaez #10 and Kolten Wong #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after the Brewers defeated the Cleveland Indians with a combined no-hitter at Progressive Field on September 11, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Brewers defeated the Indians 3-0. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Starting pitcher Corbin Burnes #39 closing pitcher Josh Hader #71 catcher Omar Narvaez #10 and Kolten Wong #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after the Brewers defeated the Cleveland Indians with a combined no-hitter at Progressive Field on September 11, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Brewers defeated the Indians 3-0. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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THEY DID IT! More specifically, Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader did it, but mostly Corbin Burnes. The Milwaukee Brewers finally have their second no-hitter in franchise history.

From the first inning, it was clear that Corbin Burnes had his A+ stuff working today. In the second inning, he surpassed 200 strikeouts on the season, just the 10th such season by any Brewers pitcher in franchise history.

He continued to strike out more and more players all without allowing a hit. But those strikeouts and deeper counts were causing his pitch count to steadily climb.

He reached 11 strikeouts through five innings but his pitch count was into the 70s. As he finished the 7th inning, his pitch count crossed 100.

He forcibly told Craig Counsell that he was going back out there for the 8th and he kept the no-no going, with a lot of help from Lorenzo Cain in centerfield.

That was a tough play in the gap, and it seems like every no-hitter has that one spectacular defensive play to save it. This was that play for Burnes.

Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader’s combined no-hitter is the 9th no-no in MLB this season, and the 2nd in Brewers franchise history.

It’s been 34 years since the Milwaukee Brewers had thrown a no-hitter. With the bevy of pitching talent the Brewers currently possess, it was only a matter of time until this happened. We at Reviewing the Brew predicted this would happen this season.

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We didn’t know who it would be, or when it would happen, but we knew it would happen.

After finishing the 8th inning, Burnes was at 115 pitches and Craig Counsell had to pull the plug at that point, despite knowing how painful that it would be for Burnes.

But Counsell had a pretty good option to go to for the final three outs, Josh Hader. Hader dispatched the Indians in short order, finishing off the no-hitter.

There was only one baserunner allowed by the Brewers, a walk given up by Burnes in the 7th inning. One runner shy of a perfect game.

Burnes finished with 14 strikeouts, his second highest total of the season, following a 15 K performance against the Cubs a few weeks ago. Hader had two strikeouts of his own in the 9th inning.

This is a special night for Milwaukee and this is a special team. Corbin Burnes threw eight no-hit innings, and combined with Josh Hader to finish it off. This lowers Burnes’ season ERA to 2.25 and should vault him to frontrunner status for the NL Cy Young, if he wasn’t there already.

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Enjoy this moment. Once again, the Brewers have thrown a no-hitter.

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