Quick trivia question (with answer & final update)

Name the last Orioles pitcher to throw nine scoreless innings and get a no-decision.

I’ll trust you not to look up the answer.

And no, you can’t say Zach Britton. I mean before him.

Kevin Gregg walked the leadoff hitter in the top of the 10th. That’s never good.

The Mariners didn’t get a runner to second base until the 10th, but Mike Wilson bounced into a double play to bail out Gregg.

Answer: Mike Morgan on April 16, 1988.

Here’s another one for you: Name the last major league extra-inning game where neither team had an extra-base hit.

I won’t make you wait. The Giants beat John Russell’s Pirates, 1-0, on July 29, 2009.

Update: Miguel Olivo’s two-out single in the 12th off Jim Johnson scored Ichiro Suzuki and gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead.

Update II: Derrek Lee led off the bottom of the 12th with a single off Brandon League, who proceeded to drill Vladimir Guerrero to put the potential winning run on base. Then he hit Adam Jones to load the bases.

I don’t think these were purpose pitches.

Shortstop Luis Rodriguez made a diving catch to rob Matt Wieters and keep the bases loaded, but J.J. Hardy bounced a two-run single up the middle. Pinch-runner Jake Fox scored the winning run.

Orioles 2, Mariners 1. And we finished in under three hours.

blog comments powered by Disqus