McPherson lost a no hitter in the ninth inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Kyle McPherson threw a one hitter tonight for the Bradenton Marauders, leading them to a 4-1 win over Brevard County.  McPherson took a no-hitter in to the ninth inning, before allowing a solo homer with one out, ending the no-hit campaign, as well as the shutout.

The start is just another amazing accomplishment for McPherson, who has arguably been one of the best pitchers in the system, statistically, over the last two years.  Coming in to tonight's start, McPherson had a 3.22 ERA in 58.2 innings, with an amazing 49:5 K/BB ratio.  Last year McPherson put up a 3.59 ERA in 117.2 innings in West Virginia, with a 124:31 K/BB ratio.

McPherson was added to the 40-man roster this off-season, to avoid losing him ...

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