WATCH: Astros Brandon Barnes makes catch on tipped liner to preserve no-hitter

  • David Whitlock

In a surreal night in Tampa, a rookie making his major league debut had a no-hitter through six innings, while the reigning Cy Young Award winner ended with a complete game and under 90 pitches.  In the middle of it, was another amazing catch by Houston Astros CF Brandon Barnes on a ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina destined for the gap.  It preserved rookie Jarred Cosart’s no-hitter for the moment, and even fooled announcers and the camera man as it went down as they thought RF J.D. Martinez snagged it.  Watch (courtesy of MLB.com)

I do think the correct scoring is “9-8 PO”.  And the rookie Cosart beat the veteran David Price, 2-1.

– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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