Cleveland’s offense has again been removed from the hit column.
For the second time this season, Cleveland was on the wrong end of a no-hitter, this time from Cincinnati’s Wade Miley. Miley quickly knocked Cleveland down in ninth, finishing it off with a groundout from Jordan Luplow. Miley finished with a walk and eight strikers.
It’s the first time in Cleveland baseball history that they haven’t been hit twice in the same season, let alone in the first six weeks of the season. It is also the second no-hitter in Progressive Field history.
Zach Plesac, on the flip side, was great, throwing eight scoreless innings with seven strokes, five allowed hits and zero walks. But Emmanuel Clase came in ninth and it all fell apart.
With two runners, Clase landed a badly hit floor ball from Nick Castellanos’ bat. Instead of getting off on the first base, Clase hesitated and instead turned to the second, where Amed Rosario had not yet reached the bag. Clase threw it anyway, and the faulty throw escaped Rosario to allow the first run of the night over a mistake. Clase then failed in the second run home before a single from Mike Moustakas led to the 3-0. With that, Clase’s night ended without recording an out.