Things got heated on Tuesday night at a Minor League Baseball game between the Hartford Yard Goats and the Trenton Thunder. The benches cleared in the 9th inning after a no-hitter was broken up by a bunt.
The Thunder’s Matt Lipka laid down a bunt with one out in the 9th and reached base successfully for the first hit.
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) June 5, 2019
The Yard Goats got upset by the bunt and the two sides came together to discuss the matter.
Aftermath of a near fight at the end of the @GoYardGoats and @TrentonThunder game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. 3-0 win for the Goats allowing only one hit as a team. #NoGoatsNoGlory #Pride #NBCCT @NBCConnecticut @GLucivero pic.twitter.com/N1QL5XUWFo
— Paul Ross (@RealPaulRoss) June 5, 2019
What is lost in the whole thing is the fact that Hartford was on their fourth pitcher at the time of the bunt base hit. Therefore, a real no-hitter wasn’t broken up and there was no need for the benches to clear.
Bunting to break up a no-hitter with one pitcher is a dick move, but no-hitters with multiple pitchers aren’t a real thing.
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