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Madison Bumgarner Should Be Awarded the No-Hitter

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Madison Bumgarner of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitched a 7-inning shoutout, allowing 0 hits. However, according to the MLB rule created in 1991, to qualify for a "no-hitter", one must complete 9 innings. Even though the official game was only 7 innings, the MLB will not award Bumgarner with this feat
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Madison Bumgarner of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitched a 7-inning shoutout, allowing 0 hits. However, according to the MLB rule created in 1991, to qualify for a "no-hitter", one must complete 9 innings. Even though the official game was only 7 innings, the MLB will not award Bumgarner with this feat.
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thing that we should get into before we hop into some segments is the controversy that arose this week. Um, when a no hitter was not counted as a no hitter, um because of the seven inning double header that you have to play if you're game gets postponed for any reason. But specifically for Covid, um, Hunter, you want to open listen thoughts on that. Yeah, I mean, first thought like all this stuff was coming out of, what do you think? And um, should this be counted as a no hitter in a complete game and everything? And so just to start it off, they got counted as a complete game shutout but was not counted as a no hitter because it was not a full nine inning game. I think it's a complete game. It counts in the books as a full major league baseball game. And so I don't know why it has that contingency if it's also not on the team whether they get to play seven or nine innings. And so then like what if it's a, what if it's technically an overtime extra inning Baseball game in the doubleheader like the Mariners had last week, they played extra innings and they finished in eight. So then what if they went extra innings and played nine innings? But it was supposed to be a seven inning double header game? You know, like at what point do you count it or not? Count it? And of course it's really unique. But I say counted. Yeah, that's one thing that I'm like, I don't know, I get that there's a rule in place because of it from 1991 gym, one of our recurring guest was good to point that out. And then I see it in an article that I'm looking at now. Um but it looks like Because Madison Bumgarner's no hitter was not ruled no hitter. The Diamondbacks are offering $14 tickets for both Friday and Saturday's games to give the fans something to appreciate. So, you know, I got to be a team of the people, even if you can't break the rules in the MLB, cool that they're doing a little token of appreciation. But overall, I think he threw a no hitter for little full game that he was able to pitch. Um, and so to me, it's a no hitter, but I do get the rule, I mean, indefinitely as from a performance standpoint, like props to Bumgarner that, I mean, that's huge to be able to still, it's cool to see a complete game shutout because whether that's seven innings or nine innings and whether there's hits or not, like that's a sweet stat line. But yeah, to not get the no no designation, that one's tough. Yeah, we'll see if they end up changing that rule. I mean, it's been around for 30 years, so I don't know if they will, but probably not for how much rob Manfred sucks. Yeah, he's not really one for the people. So props to the Diamondbacks for at least doing something that makes people happy. Well, the first part of our episode, fueled by raise energy, you guys know and love race, Head over the rep sports.com and enter code CTL raise at checkout for 15 off. What do you say, Hunter? Let's get into a couple of our favorite segment.
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