Elder, Hernández spin combined no-hitter

July 11th, 2021

The Mississippi Braves had a night to remember on Saturday, with two pitchers sharing the effort in a combined no-hitter at home against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

Bryce Elder, the Braves' No. 11 prospect, got the start for Mississippi, just his third at the Double-A level after earning a promotion from Rome on June 29. The 22-year-old righty walked four and struck out six over seven innings, throwing 89 pitches, only 44 of which were strikes, before handing the ball to Daysbel Hernández, who walked one and struck out four in his two innings of work.

Despite a less charmed Double-A debut in which he surrendered four runs on seven hits over four innings, over Elder's last two starts he has allowed just one run on two hits in 12 combined innings.