No-Hitter for Burnett
A.J. Burnett became the third Marlin to throw a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory against the Padres.
In an erratic performance, Burnett struck out 7 but walked 9. The 9 walks tied Al Leiter’s team record for most walks in a gem. Leiter (1996) and Kevin Brown (1997) threw the other Marlins no-hitters. Of Burnett’s 128 pitches, nearly half – 63 – were called as balls. It was Burnett’s second start of the season after spending the first month of the season on the DL. The rest of the Marlins supported him with several outstanding defensive plays and three runs. Charles Johnson’s two-run double scored Eric Owens and Preston Wilson. CJ grounded into a fielder’s choice in the fifth, leading to a Cliff Floyd run following an error.
The win was Burnett’s first career complete game and 8th major league win.