Adrian Sampson came within two outs of throwing a complete game no-hitter on Friday night for Altoona. It's not often a pitcher goes nine innings to begin with, and most minor league no-hitters involve multiple pitchers or a shortened game. All the details of the game can be found here, along with the history of recent Pirates no-hitters in the minors. Below are three clips from the ninth inning of Sampson's gem.
The first out of the ninth inning was a diving play at third base by Jarek Cunningham to preserve the no-hitter. He was the third player the Curve used at third base in the game due to some defensive switches earlier in the game.
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The next batter was Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of HOF'er Carl Yastrzemski. He was playing in just his...
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