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Dodgers prospects throw no-hitter in losing effort

@_dadler
April 14, 2019

You don't see a no-hitter every day. And you see this kind of no-hitter on even fewer days. The Tulsa Drillers pitched a combined no-hitter against the Arkansas Travelers on Sunday ... and lost. The Dodgers' Double-A affiliate blanked the Travelers in the hit column, but fell to the Mariners

You don't see a no-hitter every day. And you see this kind of no-hitter on even fewer days.

The Tulsa Drillers pitched a combined no-hitter against the Arkansas Travelers on Sunday ... and lost.

The Dodgers' Double-A affiliate blanked the Travelers in the hit column, but fell to the Mariners affiliate, 1-0, in 10 innings -- on a walk-off, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th.

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Four Drillers pitchers combined for the losing no-hitter, including two of the Dodgers organization's Top 30 prospects -- No. 8 Mitchell White, who started the game and pitched four innings with six strikeouts, and No. 25 Marshall Kasowski, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning in relief.

The other two Tulsa pitchers were Parker Curry (three innings) and Louis Head (1 2/3 innings), the eventual losing pitcher.

It was just the second time in Texas League history that a team threw a no-hitter and lost. The only other instance was all the way back on July 22, 1939, when Oklahoma City had Orval Grove and Wilcy Moore throw a no-hitter and lose -- against Tulsa.

The game's only run came via a combination of hit batsman, two walks and the Minor League rule that places a runner on second base to start extra innings. With that runner on second, Head opened the bottom of the 10th inning with back-to-back strikeouts, but he hit the Travelers' Joe DeCarlo with a pitch, then walked Jordan Cowan to load the bases for Joseph Odom. Odom walked on four pitches, ending the game and cementing the bizarre feat in the Texas League record books.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.