It has been a quintessential up-and-down year for Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor in 2014. This sure qualifies as one of the ups.
Riding great stuff all night long at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Minor baffled the Cincinnati Reds in a 1-0 victory on Friday, throwing the first no-hitter for the Atlanta Braves since Kent Mercker blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers back on April 8, 1994.
Minor came into the game sporting a 5.16 ERA - hardly the mark of a hurler with lights-out stuff. However, despite four walks and a total of @ pitches, the 26-year-old lefty was simply clutch on this historic night in Ohio.
Minor's brush with destiny marks the @th no-hitter in Braves franchise history - @ of those coming on the road, just like this one.
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