Anderson takes no-hit bid into eighth in Brewers win


Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Chase Anderson’s smile following a near no-hitter barely masked what it meant to perform well against the Diamondbacks franchise that decided to move him.

“I knew those guys as friends, as the team that traded you away,” Anderson said.

“You always have a little bit of a chip on your shoulder, you want to make them second guess that trade.”

Anderson (3-1) took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers snapped Arizona’s five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory on Saturday.

He struck out a career-high 11. The 29-year-old right-hander also walked three and threw a career-high 114 pitches.

“I didn’t care. I could throw 150 pitches,” he said. “I wanted to get the no-hitter.”

Nick Ahmed broke up the bid with a sharply hit ball up the middle to start the eighth that deflected off second baseman Eric Sogard’s glove. On Aug. 16, 2015, Ahmed blooped a single to right-center leading off the eighth inning for the Diamondbacks’ first hit against Atlanta’s Shelby Miller.