With the state of the Brewers pitching staff this season, many thought it would just be a matter of time before someone pitched a no-hitter. That night finally came on Saturday, though not in the traditional way.
Corbin Burnes was back on the mound, and it was clear early that he was in top form. After one trip through Cleveland’s lineup, he already had accumulated seven strikeouts. However, he was already running into a problem after three innings. He needed 13 pitches in the first, 14 pitches in the second, and 19 pitches in the third. That put him at 46 pitches through three innings, and with a goal of around 100 pitches per outing, he was already nearly halfway there.