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Eric Lauer Had Funny Reaction to Getting Pulled From No-Hitter

Larry Rupp
Starting pitcher Eric Lauer had a funny reaction to getting pulled from a no-hitter.
Starting pitcher Eric Lauer had a funny reaction to getting pulled from a no-hitter. / AP Photos/Morry Gash
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The Milwaukee Brewers may have missed the MLB Playoffs, but that didn't stop them from giving the home crowd a great show on Tuesday night. Starting pitcher Eric Lauer allowed no hits through six innings of work and had a funny postgame reaction to getting pulled by manager Craig Counsell.

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Lauer actually had no idea he was throwing a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was only informed of the fact afterward by his teammates in the dugout. There's a good reason for that, though. While Lauer thought one comebacker to the mound was ruled a hit, it was ruled an error.

The 27-year-old was able to laugh about it after the game, saying "I screwed myself out of a gold glove and didn't get a no-hitter." Lauer had already thrown 97 pitches by the time the sixth inning ended and his season-high mark is only 108.

It was a great end to the season for a pitcher that has turned into a reliable starter in Milwaukee. Lauer finished the year with a 11-7 record, 3.69 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 29 starts. He also logged a career-high 157 strikeouts across 158.2 innings, which shows his improving durability on the mound.

A "good jumping off point" is what Lauer described his efforts as this season and explained that he is excited to see what the Brewers can accomplish in 2023. A core made up by elite pitchers like Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff as well as hitters like Christian Yelich and Willy Adames is ready to go.

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