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Atlanta Braves Pitcher Shelby Miller was just one out away from throwing the first no-hitter of the 2015 season. However, Marlins pinch hitter Justin Bour did not want to oblige him, hitting a clean single up the middle of the infield and reaching first base.
Miller then gave up another hit in that inning, but still was able to get the win. And even though he didn’t get the no-hitter, no one can say that Miller didn’t pitch a great game. In fact, some compared his performance to legendary Braves ace Greg Maddux.
And this wasn’t the first time that Miller was close to pitching a no-hitter. In 2013, he gave up a leadoff single in a game and then retired 27 straight to close out a one-hit performance.
The Brave’s haven’t seen a no-hitter in a while. Their last pitcher to do it was Kent Mercker in 1994.