Mitch White and Alex Hermeling Combine for the 7 inning No-No
After nearly being no-hit in game one of the twin billing, Mitch White and Alex Hermeling combine on history, throwing the Quakes first No-Hitter in franchise history. Mitch White allowed zero hits and zero runs in his four innings of work. White did not have pinpoint control, but effectively wild could describe the RHP performance tonight. He has not given up a run yet in his short minor league career.
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Makeup of 4/6 PPD
1B Ibandel Isabel busted out the whopping stick in the second game of the night versus the Ports. With Isabel’s early and often offense, White seemed to relax and focus on the work at hand. DJ Peters added a single and Garrett Kennedy had a couple of hits to help the Quakes towards a more balanced attack on offense. The story of the night was the lack of offense, Quakes go from nearly being no-hit, in fact, it was nearly a perfect game; then to do a complete 180 in the next game, and they make history for the franchise and get the season off on a uniquely positive note. Like Mike Lindskog, Quakes broadcaster, said on the radio, “funny things can happen in these 7 inning games,” and indeed something “funny” has happened. The first No-Hitter in the Quakes 25 year existence.
Isabel Career Minor League Stats (Before Tonight)
White Career Minor League Stats (Before Tonight)
An amazing performance on the second game of opening night by Mitch White. Here is a clip from our interview back in spring training. Chat with Mitch White RHP
Relief from Alex Hermeling was nothing short of a stellar performance as well. Hermeling had a lot of quick at bats, especially in the 7th, and because of the double header, the final inning. Hermeling really worked effectively tonight and is making a name for himself after a pretty good showing at ST with the Dodgers.
Congratulations to Mitch White, Alex Hermeling and the entire Quakes team and staff for this accomplishment and hopes for more to come in a special organization, in a special season. Or at least we hope. Amazing outcome tonight, until tomorrow when the Quakes go at it once more. The Quakes win game 2, final score 4-0! What an amazing night!