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Todd Frazier breaks up Hyun-Jin Ryu’s perfect game in the eighth inning

May 26, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

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UPDATE: And so much for that. After a super-long bottom of the seventh inning in which the Dodgers scored three runs and Ryu reached on an error and ran the bases, Todd Frazier led off the top of the eighth inning with a double down the left field line to break up the perfect game.

9:52 p.m. ET: Josh Beckett tossed a no-hitter against the Phillies yesterday and now his teammate Hyun-Jin Ryu is working on some history of his own.

Ryu is perfect through seven innings this evening against the Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The southpaw has been on cruise control, striking out seven batters while throwing 58 out of 82 pitches for strikes.

The Dodgers currently hold a 1-0 lead. They scored an unearned run against Johnny Cueto in the third inning thanks to an error by first baseman Todd Frazier.

Stay tuned to see if Ryu can complete the 24th perfect game in MLB history. By the way, no team has ever had no-hitters in back-to-back games. That could change tonight.

  1. jrocknstuff - May 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Why do they even have a bullpen?

    • Professor Fate - May 27, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      More like, why is Wilson still in it?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 27, 2014 at 1:15 AM

      “Why do they even have a bullpen?”
      It came with the ballpark, so it would have been rude to refuse it. Besides, it’s traditional.

  2. jya87 - May 26, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    i was waiting for this post!

    a friend of mine at the game needs to empty his bladder but is holding it in case he misses a pitch by ryu hahahahah

    • jya87 - May 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      also, cueto has been phenomenal. must be fun to regularly watch him pitch

  3. raysfan1 - May 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Back to back no hitters would be amazing if it holds.

  4. johnnysoda - May 26, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    I hate to ruin the narrative, but there has been one other instance of a team throwing back-to-back no-hitters: the 1917 St. Louis Browns. Ernie Koob did it on May 5, and Bob Groom had his on May 6.

    • asimonetti88 - May 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      It wasn’t consecutive games though. The no-hitter on the second consecutive day was the second game of a doubleheader

    • tmohr - May 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Groom’s was in the second game of a double-header, so while on consecutive days, they were not consecutive games.

  5. renaado - May 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    More than 50 media outlets in South Korea is televising this right now, ytnnewsand MBC sports are the most well known. With millions of people tunin in, not to mention day games in the KBO are bein moved in the afternoon

  6. thetoolsofignorance - May 26, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    I wish you people would give over with this. Its bad luck.

    • proudlycanadian - May 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Generally, I have found that if I boast about a team while the game is in progress, I will subsequently end up with egg on my face.

      • thetoolsofignorance - May 26, 2014 at 10:29 PM

        Damn. It.

      • proudlycanadian - May 26, 2014 at 10:32 PM

        You can still cheer for the Jays. Hutchinson was off today; however, Bedard remembered that he is the Erik Bedard that we know and love. 7 in a row for Toronto.

      • thetoolsofignorance - May 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

        well that’s good. I guess. Brian Wilson is giving Ryu’s game away though. I hate Brian Wilson. If my dog wasn’t a puggle I’d have him savage that hairy toe rag to pieces.

        So the Blue Jays won again, huh? Good. I am glad to be wrong. Looks like it was a slug fest. The Rays have good hitting (or did last season) so I am not too surprised thats how it turned out. So beating the Rays is good. I can imagine the lamentation of their women right now as Bautista and the Golden Dominican Horde crush the Rays beneath their sandalled feet.

        Come on blue. Don’t break my heart

      • thetoolsofignorance - May 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        Jansen gets them out of it. I can breathe again.

      • thetoolsofignorance - May 26, 2014 at 11:21 PM

        That was close. Ryu’s great game nearly blown away by Brian Wilson. I’ll set the puggle on him when next i see him

        MLB came up all blue tonight though. Good.

  7. scendali - May 26, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    i hope he blows it

    • renaado - May 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      If this happens… My God.

  8. phillysports1 - May 26, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Cueto has been dominant all year.

  9. norvturnersneck - May 26, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Broken up by a double in the 8th

  10. randygnyc - May 26, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    And it’s gone

  11. renaado - May 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM


    Awesome effort “Monster” Ryu, I’m pretty sure people there in South Korea are givin you a wonderful standing ovation.

  12. raynman49 - May 26, 2014 at 10:33 PM


    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 27, 2014 at 1:13 AM

      “The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.” — Sir Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher and statesman (1561-1626)

  13. mikhelb - May 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    There was an instance in the Mexican Winter League (Mexican Pacific League is its name) where there were two no-hitters in a doubleheader, reciprocal no hitters both by the same score. And I think there was another time were a team threw a no-hitter and the next day game they were no-hitted. Crazy 70’s and 80’s.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 27, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      You needn’t look to Mexico for such feats.
      Reciprocal no-hitters happened in MLB in 1968:
      Gaylord Perry, San Francisco vs St. Louis, NL, Sept. 17, 1-0.
      Ray Washburn, St. Louis at San Francisco, NL, Sept. 18, 2-0.
      and 1969:
      Jim Maloney, Cincinnati vs Houston, NL, April 30, 10-0.
      Don Wilson, Houston at Cincinnati, NL, May 1, 4-0.

  14. renaado - May 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Bases loaded in the 8th… Wilson, you my good sir are recievin a lot of boos by millions of people right now.

  15. moogro - May 27, 2014 at 2:38 AM

    Amazing game. Pitchers duel. Justin Turner got the win with two diving stops at third filling in for Uribe, and wearing down Cueto with a 16 pitch walk in the 7th which started the rally which ultimately finished Cueto. The Reds got the loss through errors that cost them three ER. It was really 8 1/3, 1 ER for Ryu, as Wilson was not getting the outside part of the plate and gave up a pair. He had to be bailed out by Jansen, who struck out Phillips with the bases loaded. Jansen made it interesting again by striking out Mesoraco with runners on first and second to squeak out the 4-3 win. Wilson then went to eke out his living as a pitcher by juggling.

  16. vincentbojackson - May 27, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Ironically, Frazier’s error in the 3rd inning proved to be the 1-run difference in the game.

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