Apr 2, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza (22) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Garza, Aaron Harang both carry no-hitters into seventh

 

For six-plus innings, Wednesday afternoon’s Brewers-Braves game looked like something more than just your typical Wednesday afternoon early April Brewers-Braves game.

For awhile it looked like high drama in the making.

At the end of six, both teams’ starters were still working on no-hitters. The Brewers’ Matt Garza and the Braves’ Aaron Harang were both mowing down the opposition with staggering ease.

Garza was actually perfect through the first three, finally giving up a base runner when he walked Freddie Freeman in the fourth. Harang matched Garza pitch-for-pitch, allowing only a walk through his first six.

And then in the seventh inning, the wheels came off history.

Garza was the first to fall, losing his no-no in the top of the seventh when Chris Johnson smoked a pitch over the fence for a solo homer. No-no and shutout gone in one swing.

And there went Garza’s dream of pitching a no-hitter in his first game with the Brewers.

Aaron Harang, also pitching his first game with a new team, went into the bottom of the seventh with a chance to still make history, but his own no-hit bid also fizzled in that seventh frame. Logan Schafer led off the inning with a single against the Braves’ hurler.

And with that single by Schafer, a potentially memorable afternoon in Milwaukee turned into just another early April afternoon in Milwaukee.

But for a minute things got pretty interesting.

Like Call to the Pen on Facebook.
Follow Call to the Pen on Twitter.
Subsribe to the Fansided Daily Newsletter. Sports news all up in your inbox.

Tags: Aaron Harang Atlanta Braves Matt Garza Milwaukee Brewers

comments powered by Disqus