As you can see, my prognostication skills are unparalleled.
Alec Mills threw 6 scoreless innings in his last start, and I’m sure everyone in blue today would have been pleased if he could give them another 6 with under 4 runs.
See, the damndest thing happened.
Alec Mills threw the 16th no-hitter in Cubs history today, walking three and striking out five in a 12-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Miller Park.
Mills’ curveball was confounding Brewers’ hitters all day, as there were maybe four hard hit balls all afternoon, most notably a Jedd Gyorko fly ball to deep center field in the second inning.
A whole bunch of other stuff happened in this game – a David Bote home run, Javier Baez scoring when Eric Sogard forgot to call time, three errors by the Brewers…but today belongs to Mills.
And let’s not forget – Mills wouldn’t have even been in the rotation at the beginning of the season if not for the injury to Jose Quintana, and now he handed the ball from the last out to someone from MLB to send to Cooperstown, and he’ll always be a guy with a major league no-hitter.
Not only that, but with 15 consecutive scoreless innings, and 9 1/3 consecutive hitless innings. He’s suddenly baseball’s hottest pitcher.
And he’s the answer to “Who was the last Cub to throw a no-hitter?”
The Cubs have tomorrow off, which is probably a good thing since there are going to be some seriously hung over ballplayers.