Todd Redmond pitched the first Braves Triple-A nine-inning no-hitter in 21 years as he pitched the Gwinnett Braves to a 4-0 win over the Louisville Bats on Friday at Louisville Slugger Field.
The last Braves Triple-A nine-inning no-hitter was a combined effort between Richmond pitchers Charlie Puleo and Steve Ziem on June 27, 1989 when the Richmond Braves beat Oklahoma City 3-0. The last time a nine-inning no-hitter was pitched by a single Braves Triple-A pitcher was on June 1, 1977 when Mickey Mahler of the Richmond Braves beat Toledo 7-0.
Redmond finished the game with three strikeouts and two walks for Gwinnett (21-26).
Mitch Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Gwinnett. The other Braves’ RBIs came from Luis Bolivar with an RBI single in the seventh that broke a scoreless tie, Wes Timmons with an RBI double in the seventh, and Barbaro Canizares with an RBI single in the seventh.
The Braves and the Bats play game three of the four game series at 6:05 tonight in Louisville. Jose Ortegano (1-0, 2.31 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Braves. Louisville will start Matt Klinker, who will be making his first Triple-A start of the year since being called up from Double-A.