Max Fried, Braves relievers just miss no-hitter against Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Fried and the Atlanta bullpen came remarkably close to making history Saturday, losing a no-hitter in a 4-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field.

A J.D. Martinez homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth spoiled what would have been the Braves’ fourth no-hitter since the franchise moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 and the first since Kent Mercer blanked the Dodgers on April 8, 1994.

Fried worked seven scoreless innings before handing over to Joe Jiménez and Raisel Iglesias, who worked one inning each.

Jiménez was certainly happy to contribute to what almost became a historic effort after giving up an infield single that erased the combined no-hit offering that Fried began with six impeccable innings in Seattle on April 29. Fried’s gem marked the first time since Kevin Millwood in 1999 that a Braves pitcher had two no-hit attempts of six or more innings in three starts in a season, according to the Sports Bureau. Elias.

The walks accounted for the only three baserunners Fried surrendered during his 109-pitch effort. Back-to-back walks with two outs in the third were the only blemish on the left-hander’s line before Pete Alonso drew a strikeout in the seventh.

Fried then survived one final scare before giving the bullpen a chance to make history. Martinez followed Alonso’s walk with a 105.4 mph liner that Michael Harris II caught just before hitting the center field wall. Jiménez issued two walks in the eighth, while Iglesias allowed two hits and a walk in the ninth.

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