You know things are going well when both pitchers in a game get more hits than the other team combined.
On Monday, Atlanta Braves' highly touted pitching prospect, Julio Teheran, combined with reliever Tyrelle Harris to no-hit Mobile in a 2-0 victory .
Teheran and Harris combined to go 2-for-3 at the plate, and worked around two errors and four walks to shut down Mobile.
Teheran, who's only 19, struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings before exiting when Collin Cowgill lined out to Cody Johnson on Teheran's 95th pitch of the evening. 60 of his 95 pitches were for strikes, and he gave Mobile three of the four walks, two of which came in the 2nd inning.
Harris was summoned from the bullpen to protect a slim 2-0 lead, as Ollie Linton, Jr, had reached drawing a walk, and quickly stole second.
Harris came in and quietly got Konrad Schmidt to fly to right to end the inning.
In the top of the eighth, Harris worked around a one out walk to Cyle Hankerd, and an error by first baseman Mauro Gomez by striking out Evan Frey and Collin Cowgill to escape the jam.
Harris finished out the no-no in style, striking out the side in order in the ninth.
Both Teheran and Harris recently earned promotions from Class-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Mississippi mid-season.
Teheran currently has a 7-7 record at three levels this season with a 2.47 ERA in 19 starts, totaling 113 innings.
He's shown excellent control, with a K:BB ratio of 131:22 - earning more than a strikeout per inning.
Harris, although less heralded, has performed extremely well this year, also at three different levels. The 23 year-old, who stands 6'4" and weighs 235 lbs, is 1-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 40.2 IP, with a K:BB ratio of 55:17. Opponents are only hitting .215 off of him this season.
Congratulations to the Mississippi Braves on their no-hitter. Fans in Atlanta hope to see you wearing a cap with the big script 'A' above the brim in a few years if these types of performances continue.
If history is any indicator - Teheran and Harris might want to know that the guy who threw the only other no-hitter in Mississippi Braves history is currently a mainstay in the Atlanta Braves rotation - one Thomas J. Hanson.
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