Spring training is in full swing, and sometimes weird things happen in exhibition play that you don't usually see in baseball. One of those things is ties (outside of the 2002 All-Star Game), the other is no-hitters by nine different pitchers.
Saturday, the Braves managed to pull off both. Nine Atlanta pitchers managed to no-hit the Astros as the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie in 10 innings of Grapefruit League action. MORE: 12 AL players under pressure in 2015 | Lynn leaves Cardinals start | 10 best catchers of all timeThe Braves carried a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning until right-handed prospect Mauricio Cabrera worked his way into serious trouble in the bottom half. Cabrera walked two and a hit batter, loading the bases to start the frame. Two Astros groundouts followed to give Houston a brief 2-1 lead, but Cabrera kept Houston hitless. In the top of the eighth, Braves outfielder Todd Cunningham's sacrifice fly plated Joey Terdoslavich to tie the game back up, 2-2. From there, Atlanta right-handers Justin Jackson and Jairo Heredia tossed two perfect frames to secure the 10-inning no-hitter for the Braves' staff. It's a shame nobody could claim the victory.