A fire alarm went off during a Cardinals no-hitter and Twitter could not handle it
For the second night in a row on Tuesday, a Cardinals pitcher making his first MLB start was throwing a no-hitter against the Reds. But unlike Daniel Poncedeleon, who got through seven innings of no-hit ball on Monday, Austin Gomber ran into some trouble in that frame.
Not because of the Reds' offense but because of, um, the Great American Ball Park fire alarm:
The Reds reported it as "a malfunction in one of the detector units" and the delay to open the bottom half of the seventh lasted nearly eight minutes -- long enough for Marcell Ozuna to get in some quality lounge time:
And then, once the game resumed, future school bus driver Joey Votto broke up the no-no with a one-out single.
Eugenio Suarez then tied things up at 2 with a two-run homer and Gomber came out of the game. Of course, Twitter was feeling some feelings about the fire alarm:
Wait a FIRE ALARM goes off in Cincinnati at the park ? Wow- Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 25, 2018
reds pulled the fire alarm because theyre being no hit by a rookie for the 2nd night in a row. pic.twitter.com/aK3ZJiHZIO- Tony X. (@soIoucity) July 25, 2018
Whoever pulled the fire alarm is a hero.- Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) July 25, 2018
Setting off the fire alarm while you're being no-hit is the ultimate home field advantage power move.- Chris Rongey (@ChrisRongey) July 25, 2018
Fire Alarm is leading the NL in WAR- Kori Jenkins (@KoriJenkins11) July 25, 2018
Fortunately for the Cards (and their fans), St. Louis won, 4-2, in 11 innings.