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Kevin Millwood exits with groin strain; Mariners get no-hitter anyway

Jun 9, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

Kevin Millwood AP

Kevin Millwood pitched six hitless innings Friday against the Dodgers before being forced from the game with a mild right groin strain after going to warm up for the seventh, but five relievers combined to shut L.A. down afterwards, giving Seattle its first no-hitter in 19 years.

Millwood threw just 68 pitches before his departure, putting him in great position to get the no-hitter by himself. He threw a two-hitter against the Rockies last month, giving him his first shutout since 2003.

Charlie Furbush replaced him to start the seventh and combined with Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen on the no-no. It was Seattle’s first no-hitter since Chris Bosio had one against Boston in 1993.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    That’s a shame. I was watching the game and couldn’t believe he wasn’t out there as play began. Then I turned on the MLB channel and found out he got injured during the warm up.

    So rare to be in the position to throw a no no, but to pull yourself out of the game is unheard of. He’s been pitching great. I imagine the Mariners would like to move him before the deadline. I guess this injury won’t help maximize his value.

  2. randygnyc - Jun 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    5 pitchers in, heading to the 9th inning, the no hit bid is still alive. Seattle leading the dodgers 1-0.

  3. randygnyc - Jun 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Seattle as a team no hits the dodgers!!!!!

  4. thomas2727 - Jun 9, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    The irony of Brendan Ryan being involved in the bang bang play in the 9th inning after getting screwed for the last out of the Phil Humber Perfect Game.

  5. drewsylvania - Jun 9, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Not sure why you have Loney bunt against a guy with 10 BB in 8 IP.

  6. hittfamily - Jun 9, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Pryor got the win in a no hitter in his 4th career appearance. Cool!

    • jimbo1949 - Jun 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      The ultimate irony, came in for last out of the 7th and the Mariners scored in the bottom. Next inning he threw 8 consecutive balls, walking the first two batters and got relieved.
      1/3 inning = 1 pitcher win

  7. illuminatemyfate - Jun 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    let’s not forget that millwood already has a no hitter under his belt!

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