Braves Beat Mets Friday, 6-0.

Harang Tosses No-Hitter Thru Seven Innings.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Aaron Harang
Aaron Harang
- photo by Tim Evearitt
NEW YORK -- Only a high pitch count prevented Aaron Harang from bidding for history on Friday night at Citi Field. But after he'd delivered seven hitless innings, the Braves preserved his gem with a late-inning eruption that allowed them to cruise to a 6-0 win over the Mets.

David Wright's two-out single in the eighth inning ended the Braves' bid to notch the first combined no-hitter since the Astros turned the trick against the Yankees on June 11, 2003. Wright's hit was the only one surrendered by the Braves, who hadn't allowed fewer than two in a game since Julio Teheran and David Carpenter combined to one-hit the Pirates on June 5 of last season.


Atlanta's last combined no-hitter was produced by Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena on Sept. 11, 1991.

Harang issued six walks and totaled 121 pitches during his seven hitless innings. After watching his club tally three runs in a four-run eighth, manager Fredi Gonzalez replaced Harang with pinch-hitter Tyler Pastornicky.

Chris Johnson's RBI double off Jon Niese in the second inning plated the game's only run until the Braves erupted in the eighth inning. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer off Gonzalez Germen, and Dan Uggla's double turned into a third run on a throwing error.

Although the additional cushion gave Gonzalez reason to at least think about letting Harang continue, he opted not to push his veteran pitcher, who has a 0.70 ERA through his first four starts.

Harang started to show some signs of fatigue when he issued a pair of walks during both of his final two innings. He escaped both the sixth and seventh with inning-ending strikeouts.

Harang has now carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of two of his first four starts this season. In his season debut, in Milwaukee on April 2, he kept the Brewers hitless until Logan Schafer opened the bottom of the seventh inning with a single.

Harang's latest no-hit bid was preserved with some help in the second from Uggla, who ranged to his left to stop Travis d'Arnaud's two-out grounder and then made a quick throw that arrived at first base at around the same time as the Mets' catcher.

Mets manager Terry Collins might have challenged the play had Freeman not made a quick throw to third baseman Johnson, who tagged Lucas Duda to record the "fourth out" that managers are instructing their players to play through in the event that an inning-ending ruling could be reversed by a review.

Johnson, Freeman, Uggla and B.J. Upton all produced multihit totals as the Braves broke out of their recent offensive slumber. Atlanta entered the eighth inning having totaled just two runs in their previous 25 innings.

Jackson Generals Shutout Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday, 6-0

Jackson, Tenn. - For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Jackson Generals scored more than four runs in a 6-0 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts in front of 2,504 on Thursday night at The Ballpark at Jackson. Tyler Herb cruised on the hill to pick up his first Double-A win in his first Double-A quality start. The hurler threw six scoreless frames and gave up just two hits, ... (click for more)

Noah Goodwin And Min Woo Lee Advance to 36-Hole Final At U.S. Junior Amateur Championship In Ooltewah

Noah Goodwin, 16, of Corinth, Texas, and Min Woo Lee, 17, of Australia, each won quarterfinal and semifinal matches Friday to advance to Saturday’s 36-hole final match of the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at the par-72, 7,326-yard The Honors Course. The final is scheduled to begin at 7:20 a.m. EDT . Goodwin, who reached the Round of 16 in last year’s U.S. Junior ... (click for more)

SEC Freezes Accounts Of 2 Chattanooga Brokers Accused Of Diverting $5 Million Raised From Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday announced it has won a court-ordered asset freeze to halt an ongoing fraud by two former Chattanooga brokers with disciplinary histories who allegedly raised more than $5 million from investors without using the money as promised.  In an emergency action filed in Federal Court in Chattanooga, the SEC alleges that James Hugh ... (click for more)

Downtown Landmark The James Building Sold For The 2nd Time In 2 Years

A longtime downtown Chattanooga landmark, the James Building, has been sold just two years after trading hands. The former owners of Rivermont Golf and Country Club bought the 12-story office building in May 2014 from Luken Holdings for $5.1 million. Rivermont James Building LLC has now sold the skyscraper for $5,868,000. The sale was to Dew James LLC. Knoxville attorney ... (click for more)

America Is The Main Issue - And Response (4)

Many get tired of hearing this, but to stay at home on election day, vote Libertarian, or write in your favorite candidate, will insure that the issues of Libertarians and other points of view, will never be solved in your lifetime. Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court appointments will continue Obama's destruction for many years to come. I fully understand that Donald Trump may ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Cars And Stuff

As of Friday afternoon, there was a one-year-old girl in Birmingham clinging to her life after she was absent-mindedly left in a parked car this week. With an outside temperature in the mid-90s, it is estimated the inside temperature in a locked automobile will be over 140 degrees so please know our Good Samaritan laws give you “a free pass” to bash a window out if you see an infant ... (click for more)