Just over a month ago, Sean Boyle was part of the first combined no-hitter game in the Hudson Valley Renegades story. On Thursday night, he accomplished the feat himself (only) two levels higher.
The prospect of the New York Yankees, Boyle, pitched the second no-hitter of the season for Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, striking out six and walking one as he gave his team a division of a doubleheader in Worcester via a 5-0 win in seven innings:
Promoted from High-A to Triple-A on August 7, Boyle made his first start for the RailRiders on Thursday. After throwing 66 pitches on Aug. 12, his most in a professional game, the regular reliever didn’t know what his starting limit would be.
Its beginning was certainly that. Boyle faced just two above-minimum hitters despite not having an excellent bullpen session before the game.
Boyle walked his only with two outs in the first, then folded 14 in a row. After hitting Jeremy Rivera of Worcester with a pitch in the sixth, he dominated the last five men he faced:
Boyle finished his night with 95 pitches, 59 strikes, and cut his Triple-A ERA to 0.59 in 15 1/3 innings. Not bad for a former 25th round player from Long Island.
The right-wing no-no came just over five weeks after he teamed up with Nick Ernst and Derek Craft in a no-no for Hudson Valley against Brooklyn. Boyle pitched the first four innings of that seven-inning game.
Boyle isn’t sure how long his time at Triple-A will last, but if his early success is any indication, he could be around for a while.
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This season’s success, Boyle is now 6-3 with a 2.17 ERA in 20 games (seven starts) between Low-A Tampa, Hudson Valley and Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, is due in part to long-standing advice to him. said Ben Zobrist, alumnus of DBU: Do what you do well.