Seven innings with no point or hit for Madison Bumgarner

Baseball: - 26-04-21

(Atlanta) Madison Bumgarner wrapped up a doubles program between Arizona and the Atlanta Braves with no runs or hits in a 7-0 victory for the Diamondbacks.

Bumgarner's feat is not considered a game without a point or a hit, though. A match must last at least nine innings.

Earlier, Zac Gallen allowed just one hit in a 5-0 D'Backs win.

Bumgarner struck out seven batters. The only opponent to reach goal did so because of a mistake by shortstop Nick Ahmed in the second set.


After the last withdrawal, Bumgarner (2-2) shook hands with receiver Carson Kelly as if nothing had happened. The rest of the team, however, rushed to the mound to warmly congratulate the southpaw.

This was the 300 th  starting Bumgarner. The 31-year-old southpaw was voted MVP of the World Series in 2014 with the San Francisco Giants.

A major baseball committee decided in 1991 that a game with no runs or hits should last nine or more innings.

Since last season, matches have been reduced to seven innings in doubles programs. This decision was taken in the context of a pandemic.

There have already been two games without a point or hitting this season. Joe Musgrove of the Padres against Texas on April 10, and Carlos Rodon of the White Sox against the Indians, five days later.