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.

Harrison Sparks Lookouts To 3-2 Win Over Smokies

For the second straight night Travis Harrison delivered in the clutch for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Tonight the third baseman drove in all three runs in the team's 3-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies before a crowd of 4,765 at AT&T Field. Harrison kicked off his night in the third inning with an RBI single to bring home Zack Granite who reached on a walk. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: CFC Suffers 2-1 Steinbrecher Cup Overtime Loss

Large Hole Develops In Lane Of I-24 Eastbound Over Chestnut Street; Emergency Repair Undertaken

 A large hole developed in the I-24 eastbound bridge over Chestnut Street in Chattanooga on Sunday evening. Jennifer Flynn of TDOT said, "The hole is such that we are having to close a lane to protect traffic.  This will cause a significant backup in traffic, especially given the holiday.  "This is the same bridge, but different location that we recently did ... (click for more)

12 Lost Hikers Rescued At Rainbow Lake, Edwards Point

Eleven adults and a child were briefly lost at Rainbow Lake and Edwards Point trails on Signal Mountain on Sunday. A 911 call was made at 9:45 p.m. from one of the hikers reporting the group lost sunlight hiking out of the trails at Edwards Point. Th Signal Mountain Fire Department and the Walden's Ridge Emergency Services have responded to the scene to ... (click for more)

Parking Discrimination Downtown

Many taxpayers who reside in Chattanooga (but outside Chattanooga's core) feel left behind when it comes to neighborhood paving, sidewalks, policing, streetscaping, street sweeping, public transportation, and other services. Some think most tax dollars are spent on downtown and not in their neighborhoods. It's not as if they can't vicariously experience the largesse of downtown. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Nameless Ghost

One hundred years ago the United States was at war. The most intense fighting during World War I was on what was called The Western Front. The Germans wanted to invade France from the north and in order to do it, they had to push through Flanders province in Belgium. It has been described as a hell unequalled in raw hand-to-hand combat, In just four months on Flanders fields, ... (click for more)