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Jason Hammel loses no-hitter vs. Twins in eighth inning

Apr 8, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT

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Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel has a 4.99 career ERA and 1.47 career WHIP in the major leagues. But he’s putting on a clinic right now in Baltimore against an anemic Twins offense.

Hammel has thrown seven no-hit innings and is only up to 77 total pitches as the O’s prepare to bat in the bottom of the seventh. He’s walked two and fanned three, and allowed only two balls out of the infield.

We’ll update his progress from here on out.

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UPDATE, 3:27 PM: Twins designated hitter Justin Morneau launched a double off the right field wall on the first pitch of the eighth inning. Josh Willingham followed with a double of his own, scoring Morneau and breaking up Hammel’s shot at a shutout. So much for that.

  1. Davidw7 - Apr 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    The Orioles pitchers have had an easy series with this Twins offense. Its sad to see :(

    Another long year ahead for this Twins fan…

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Apr 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Same Jason Hammel who lost to a community college baseball team the other day in an exhibition? uhhhhh…

    • randomdigits - Apr 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      Almost makes you think he wasn’t you know, throwing with full effort or something.

  3. Davidw7 - Apr 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    And Morneau breaks it up with a double

  4. bmoreballers - Apr 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Best looking jerseys/hats in the league!

  5. watermelon1 - Apr 8, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Thanks for ruining it by talking about it, ass!

    • Reflex - Apr 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      How exactly does that work?

  6. fellspointbird - Apr 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Last year started the same way, but… man, did Arietta look good on Opening Day. I went to the game today & the fans that were there supported the team loudly.

    Next up? The Yankees.

    • randomdigits - Apr 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      Curious to see how Matusz and Wada do.

      • fellspointbird - Apr 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

        AND Chen. Orioles Hangout will be on fire if this keeps up lol

  7. randomdigits - Apr 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Not as worried about Chen as the other two lefties.

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