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Minor League Wrap: Short leads Smokies past Generals

The Smokies win a tight one over the Generals. South Bend sneaks past Bowling Green.

Tonight, I got the answer to something that had been bugging me. The Tampa Yankees retired the first 21 batters they faced in a seven-inning game against the Clearwater Threshers. But because Tampa didn’t score either, the game went into extra innings. When the eighth inning started with a runner on second base, the Yankees lost the perfect game. The first batter of the eighth inning then reached on an error which would have ended the perfect game anyway. The runner that started the inning on second scored on a ground out and the Yankees lost a no-hitter 1-0. But I wondered if the new rule made it possible to lose a perfect game and the answer is no—the runner starting the inning on second ends the perfect game.

Congratulations to Alec Mills, who was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were probed by the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 6-1.

Alec Mills started and took the loss after allowing a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Otherwise he pitched very well, allowing just three …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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