History was made on Thursday night as Zach Davies and the rest of the Chicago Cubs pitchers combined for the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter in club history. The four Cubs pitchers combined to shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers en route to a huge 4-0 route in Dodgers Stadium.
This is the 17th time in the team’s history that they’ve achieved a no-hitter but it’s only the first time that multiple pitchers combined for such a feat (via MLB).
The 17th no-hitter, and first combined no-no, in @Cubs history! pic.twitter.com/KCmLjzNqY3
— MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2021
It wasn’t the prettiest no-hitter in history but if you’re a Cubs fan, you’ll take it. The defending World Series champions had eight walks on the evening, each of which came from one of the four Cubs pitchers, but the Dodgers couldn’t capitalize.
Davies, who started on the mound, threw for the first six hitless innings and was responsible for five of those eight walks. Ryan Tepera and Andrew Chafin stepped up in the seventh inning while Craig Kimbrel closed it out in the ninth.
This Cubs’ impressive no-hitter marks the seventh no-hitter this season in the entire league and now ties the record for most no-hitters in a single season since 1990. This also marks the second time the Cubs handed the Dodges a no-hitter in the last six years.