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Morning Mound Visit: Brady Singer carries no-hitter into eighth

The Royals rookie nearly tossed a no-hitter in his ninth major league start.

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It only took Brady Singer nine major league starts to show baseball at large why the Royals took him in the first round in 2018. Against the Cleveland Baseball Team, Singer tossed 7 23 scoreless innings in what was eventually an eight-inning outing in which he allowed no runs, one hit, struck out eight, and walked two.

Singer ultimately lost his no-hit bid when Austin Hedges hit a ground ball through the vacated second base position. Though Singer couldn’t finish out the game, this was a tremendous outing for a pitcher who hadn’t quite found his footing.

In Singer’s first eight starts, he hadn’t finished the sixth inning or allowed fewer than two runs in any outing. Entering Thursday, Singer had a 5.16 FIP and had surrendered home runs on 22.9 percent of his fly balls. In his most recent start, the Chicago White Sox tagged him for five runs in 5 23 innings on 10 hits.

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