In what *has* to be the most important game of the night between the Orioles and Nationals organizations, Bowie Baysox pitcher Michael Baumann threw a no-hitter against the visiting Harrisburg Senators.
MICHAEL BAUMANN NO-HITS THE SENATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@bigmiikee strikes out two more for to complete the no-hitter!— Bowie Baysox (@BowieBaysox) July 17, 2019
Final from Bowie:
Harrisburg - 0
Baysox - 6
W: M. Baumann (2-1)
L: B. Boxberger (0-1)@Ry_mac35: 3-4, R, 2 RBI@TJNichting: 1-4, R, 2 RBI
The Double-A starting pitcher was absolutely filthy on the mound all night long, dominating the Senators lineup. Baumann needed just 94 pitches to mow down 29 batters, throwing 63 strikes while walking just two batters. He also struck out 10 as he thoroughly shutdown Harrisburg.
🚨 No-hitter 🚨— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 17, 2019
Baumann completed the no-hit bid:
94 pitches, 63 strikes
Baumann, who is rated the 24th-best prospect in the Orioles farm system according to MLB Pipeline, has had a dynamic start to his Double-A career. The 23-year old has a ridiculous 0.33 ERA through five games (three starts) in Bowie, spanning 27 innings.
This was, of course, his most impressive performance yet.
As for the Baysox offense, every player in the lineup recorded at least one hit. That's irony at its best.
At the time Baumann completed his gem, his organization’s Major League team wasn’t doing so well. The Orioles trailed the Nationals 5-1 in the seventh inning when it was announced on the big screen that Baumann had made history.
During a series in which the Orioles will be hard-pressed to beat their visitors from Washington, it’s nice to have something fun to point to from the minors.
Congratulations to Baumann. If he tosses a few more no-hitters, he’ll certainly find himself rocketing up prospect rankings list in a hurry.
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