Nobody has hit Brewers closer Hader in over 9 innings this season, as he nears records
It may not go down in the stat sheet as a no-hitter but, so far this season, that’s what Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader has pitched.
The 26-year-old lefty has pitched 9⅓ innings of no-hit ball, after closing the ninth Tuesday in a 3-2 win for the Brewers.
Hader has seven saves in 10 appearances this season. He’s faced 34 batters, struck out 13, walked five with a 0.00 ERA and 2.28 FIP.
The record for consecutive innings without a hit is held by Brad Clontz, who threw 11⅔ innings for the L.A. Dodgers in 1998.
Hader is two outings away from tying the record for most consecutive games without allowing a hit to start a season. Currently Justin Wilson, Scott Aldred, and John Franco are all tied at 11.
TOP PHOTO: FILE – Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)