Shelby Miller retired the last 27 batters Friday night, finishing with a one-hitter. A day later, Adam Wainwright nearly topped that feat as he pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning. Waino finished with a two-hitter against the Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 victory.
The Rockies had been hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined a clean hit to center field with one out in the eighth. Eric Young led off Friday night’s game with a broken-bat single off Miller then failed to put a runner on until Todd Helton walked with one out in the fifth inning a day later.
Wainwright struck out seven for his second shutout of the season and sixth of his career. “I wanted to get back to the basics after the last start,” Wainwright said. “I wanted to attack the strike zone right away. Keep it simple, that was my focus today.”
Wainwright and Miller retired 40 consecutive batters with 18 strikeouts.