The San Francisco Giants had a night to remember on Tuesday as veteran starter Alex Cobb came to within just one out of a no-hitter.
Unfortunately, Cobb lost his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning, but he still managed to finish the game as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds by a final score of 6-1.
In fact, the veteran right-hander made some important history with his complete game.
At 35 years and 326 days old, Cobb is the third-oldest pitcher in Giants franchise history since 1901 to allow one or fewer hits in a complete game, younger than only Carl Hubbell, who accomplished the feat at 36 years and 343 days old on May 30, 1940 and at 38 years and 348 days old on June 5, 1943.
On Twitter, Sarah Langs of MLB.com pointed out this interesting fact.
at 35 years and 326 days old, Alex Cobb is the 3rd-oldest Giants pitcher since 1901 to allow 1 or 0 hits in a CG, younger than only:
6/5/43 Carl Hubbell: 39 y, 348 d
5/30/40 Carl Hubbell: 36 y, 343 d
both of those were also 1-hitters https://t.co/67Q3jx8SWK
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 30, 2023
Cobb made some interesting history last night.
Hubbell had accomplished this feat twice.
Both of his dominant performances were one-hitters, like Cobb’s performance.
The only hit Cobb allowed last night was an RBI double to Spencer Steer with two outs in the ninth.
That broke up the no-hitter and the shutout.
But that one mistake didn’t tarnish the shine of the veteran right-hander’s dominant performance.
Cobb only walked one batter and struck out eight for the game, lowering his ERA on the season to 3.57.
He also improved his record to 7-5 and helped guide the Giants to their 69th win of the year.
San Francisco is now in possession of the third and final Wild Card spot in the National League with just over a month to go in the regular season.NEXT: Giants Rookie Continues To Pitch Like A Future Ace