Pedrotty Tosses Six No-Hit Innings

John Pedrotty pitched six no-hit innings in a 3-0 Yakima Bears victory over the Vancouver Canadians Saturday night. The combined two-hitter stretched the Bears current win streak to a season-long four straight games.

Three batters were able to reach against John Pedrotty in his six innings of work. Two reached on an error and the other on a walk.  The 13th-rounder tossed his third consecutive quality start and earned his second win of the season, recording seven strikeouts, and lowering his season ERA to 3.11.

"Lately, I've gotten more consistent with mechanics, which helps me keep my velocity up and helps me locate," Pedrotty told MiLB.com.  "When you can locate your off-speed pitches when you get ahead, you just build confidence off that. I feel like I'm improving with every outing."

Pedrotty's start marked the second time this season that a Bears starting pitcher held the opponent hitless through six innings. Teo Gutierrez pitched six perfect innings on July 14th at home against Salem-Keizer, but gave up several hits and runs in the seventh inning. Pedrotty did not come out for the seventh inning Saturday due to a pitch count limitation of around 85.

"I was dying to get back out there, but when you're a first-year guy you can't really argue," lamented Pedrotty. "It's bittersweet for me not to go out there for the seventh, but we got the win and that's what matters."

After Pedrotty left, Willy Paredes allowed a single in the seventh inning. Paredes finished with only the one hit allowed in two shutout innings and he had three strikeouts in his Northwest League debut. Victor Acosta gave up a hit but no runs in the ninth inning, earning his first NWL save.

Pedrotty was spotted a pair of runs by the Bears offense in the second inning. Garrett Weber hit a double and then scored on a Tyler Bream's triple. Bream came home when Tyson Van Winkle hit a single later in the inning. The other run in the game came in the bottom of the fifth, when Jimmy Comerota hit a sacrifice fly to center that plated Westley Moss.

Bear Claws

  • The Bears totaled 10 hits on the night, with eight of the nine batters in the order collecting at least one hit.
  • Moss went 2-for-4 and is batting .349 over his last 10 games
  • Comerota is now 6-for-14 with six RBI since coming off the DL August 10th.



Are you a full member of FutureBacks.com? If not, then you are missing out on the top Diamondbacks coverage we provide to our premium members, as well as full access to over 400 other Scout.com sites.  Join us today!

Follow FutureBacks.com on Twitter

DiamondbacksDaily.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


Forums


1 Fans online
    Join The Conversation

    Tweets