We can’t determine if it’s a record, but it’s darned close: the Lansing Lugnuts (Low Class A; Midwest League) were no-hit for the third time this season on Wednesday night.
The no-hitter came against the Clinton Lumberkings, as Victor Sanchez (2-4), an 18-year old out of Venezuela, allowed just three baserunners in the entire game. In the first inning, he hit Lugnuts outfielder Dalton Pompey and then pitched over two errors by shortstop Ketel Marte in the eighth inning, getting a strikeout of Kellen Sweeney to end the inning and strand runners on the corners.
He did not walk a single batter and struck out eighth Lansing hitters, tying a career high.
The Lugnuts, a Blue Jays affiliate, are certainly ineffectual at the plate this season; there’s a one-hitter on the books as well.
The MLB record for being no-hit in a season is two. There’s no official tally for Minor League Baseball, according to spokesman Steve Densa, but there are plenty of instances of teams being no-hit twice in a season: it’s happened to at least one club every year since 2005.
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