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The Punishment For Pitching A No-Hitter Must Be Swift And Severe

A’s pitcher Sean Manaea no-hit the Boston Red Sox Saturday evening. It was Manaea’s third win in five starts, and Oakland’s fifth win in six games. Manaea had some help on the no-hit part from the umps and the scorekeeper, but the gem was a gem even if you happened to think Sandy Leon’s bloop to shallow center should’ve been ruled a hit, or that Andrew Benintendi wasn’t so far outside the baseline. For the crime of leading his team to a rousing victory, Manaea paid a terrible price:

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Here’s an excellent photo of the face-pie-ing:

Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images)

That’ll show him!

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