MLB: 10 Pitchers Combine Scorching Games to Make League History
Ten MLB baseball pitchers independently contributed to what would become a record-breaking Sunday, and no one saw it coming when the day had started. The ten starters each pitched at least seven innings while allowing fewer than four hits — something that’s never been done before in the history of the MLB. The players, who were a mixture of veterans and young guns, combined to deliver the historic day in a series of games across both Leagues and almost every time zone across the country.
Starting with Dillon Gee, the New York Mets pitcher who finished his eight innings with three hits and an ERA of 2.88, the march of the record books began at just after 1 PM at Citi Field, New York, where the Mets dispatched the Miami Marlins 4-0. It went next to Baltimore, Maryland, where the Kansas City Royals and James Shields trounced the Baltimore Orioles 9-3, with Shields pitching seven innings and allowed only three hits.
It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, though — despite Johnny Cueto’s strong performance (eight innings and three hits, natch), the Cincinnati Reds were unable to secure a victory, losing 1-0 to the Atlanta Braves who saw their own pitcher, Julio Teheran, also go for 8 innings and, of course, three hits.