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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – On some level, you have to feel a little bad for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill, right?
If you missed history Wednesday night, it went a little something like this:
Hill took a perfect game into the ninth inning. Jordy Mercer, the first batter up in the inning, hit a sharp, but routine groundball to third. However, Logan Forsythe bobbled it and was charged with an error.
Perfect game gone.
Hill retired the next three batters he faced and took a no-hitter into the 10th inning.
Josh Harrison stepped to the plate to begin the home half of the inning. With the score still 0-0 and facing a 2-1 count, Harrison got a pitch he liked and sent it into the left field bleachers.
No-hitter gone. Win gone. History gone…sort of.
According to ESPN, Hill became the first pitcher in the last 100 years to allow one or fewer hits with no walks in at least nine innings and still take a loss.
Rich Hill is the first pitcher in the last 100 seasons to throw at least 9 innings, allow 1 or fewer hits with no walks, and get a loss.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 24, 2017
For his part, Harrison became the first player in MLB history to break up a no-hitter with a walk-off homer.
Understandably, people on social media freaked out about the historic moment.
Here’s some of our favorites:
“Titanic” Makes Everything Better
A WALK OFF HOME RUN THAT ENDS A NO HITTER??? IN THE 10TH INNING??? JOSH HARRISON’S WALK OFF JACK IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!!
— 🚢Titanic Baseball⚾️ (@TitanicBaseball) August 24, 2017
Josh Harrison is my hero for the night!
— Frank Rubio (@PastorFRubio) August 24, 2017
Yup, That Was Insane
Josh Harrison hits a Walk-Off Home Run to win the game AND break up a no-hitter? Insane! #MLB
— GlennP1 🇮🇪🇭🇺🇵🇭 (@Every1SayIMBoss) August 24, 2017
Sad Dodgers Fan
Josh Harrison will forever be on my list
— Frank (@FYokas) August 24, 2017
If you didn’t have 89 wins this would be a disgrace on the season
— Henry Huvos (@hchuvos) August 24, 2017
This is why baseball is a funny sport u never know what’s gonna happen
— Matt💯⚾️🏀 (@Matt_x_412) August 24, 2017