Nine Braves pitchers combine to no-hit the Astros in 10 innings

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The game ended in a 2-2 tie, but the Braves used nine different pitchers to twirl a ten-inning no-hitter against the Astros on Sunday afternoon. Cody Martin got the start and struck out three over two innings of work.

The Braves scored once in the first inning on an A.J. Pierzynski RBI single. The Astros plated two in the seventh without a hit as pitcher Mauricio Cabrera loaded on two walks and a hit batsman. Runs then scored on consecutive ground outs to shortstop. The Braves tied it back up at two apiece in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Todd Cunningham.

The Astros were using a split squad, but the Braves faced the better squad which included Jose Altuve, Colby Rasmus, and Chris Carter.

All nine pitchers of record:

  • Cody Martin: 2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Jim Johnson: 1 IP
  • Josh Outman: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Brandon Cunniff: 1 IP
  • Ian Thomas: 1 IP, 3 BB, 1 K
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 1 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB
  • Lucas Sims: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Justin Jackson: 1 IP, 2 K
  • Jairo Heredia: 1 IP, 1 K
  • Total: 10 IP, 2 ER, 9 BB, 9 K

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

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ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.