Yesterday, August 25, Matt Moore picked up his first win since his trade to the San Francisco Giants – giving up just one hit (a single to Dodgers’ shortstop Corey Seager) in 8 2/3 innings (no runs, one hit, three walks, seven strikeouts.)
Despite the masterful performance and the 4-0 win over the rival Dodgers, there was a tinge of disappointment to the game. You see, Seager’s hit (on Corey Seager Bobblehead Night) came with two-outs in the bottom of the ninth – spoiling Moore’s no hit bid.
Losing a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth is truly disappointing, but what about the ultimate let-down – losing a perfect game with two outs in the ninth? Appropriately, this has occured fouteen times in MLB history. To read the stories of those “oh-so-close-to-perfection” outings click here.
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