Rehabbing Cardinals pitcher helps Chiefs no-hit LumberKings

Rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia pitched five hitless innings for the Peoria Chiefs on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Peoria Chiefs)

Rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia pitched five hitless innings for the Peoria Chiefs on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Peoria Chiefs)

Rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia struck out six batters while pitching the first five innings of the Peoria Chiefs’ no-hitter over the Clinton LumberKings on Thursday.

James Alfonso was the only Clinton batter to reach base, taking first after Garcia hit him with a pitch in the 3rd inning.

Relievers Steven Sabatino and Cody Schumacher pitched the final four innings to preserve the no-hitter and secure Peoria’s 2-0 win. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 8th inning, when Andrew Sohn scored the first run on a wild pitch and Oscar Mercado drove in the second run with a RBI single.

The no-hitter is the second in the Midwest League this season — three Clinton pitchers combined to no-hit the Cedar Rapids Kernels on May 1 — and is the first Peoria no-no since Austin Kirk no-hit the LumberKings on July 4, 2011. (I was at the Kirk no-hitter, which you can read about here.)

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