Asked at the postgame interview about the Marquee Sports Network the way he believed, Mills responded: “I don’t have any idea. It’s not hit me. I didn’t understand how to celebrate. Only something that came together now.”
The Brewers never got near a hit at the last innings since Mills threw a career-high 114 pitches in only his 15th career big league start. Mills stated he noticed shortstop Javy Baez shout in elation before he threw the ball.
“I simply wanted the ball struck to me,” Baez said subsequently. “That is something we will be a part of for a lifetime. Just like a championship kind item. Nobody can take it out of you. I was pleased to be a part of it”
Mills started his curveball was his very best pitch in the afternoon. He regularly set up hitters using the first-pitch curve for a hit. The Brewers made some good contact but ended 0-for-11 on hard-hit balls. That ties for the many hard-hit balls at a match without a hit those batted balls because Statcast premiered in 2015.
Meanwhile, the director David Ross became the 11th man to grab and handle a no-hitter. He explained that it was different from being the supervisor as he is watching for signs of trouble and keeping tabs on pitch counts.
“When I had been grabbing, I felt as though I was only along for the ride,” Ross stated.
Mills had to wait patiently at the very top of the ninth as the Brewers used shortstop Orlando Arcia for a pitcher and the Cubs tacked on two runs against concessions topping from the 50s.
Mills stated that he was”just trying to calm down and unwind and make it look like the same inning daily.”
Mills was a walk-on in Tennessee-Martin and was cut from the Royals. He has had a whole game in the big leagues.
He had been asked how he’d respond if somebody told him in school he would wind up throwing a no-hitter from the big leagues.
“I certainly would have informed them that they were mad. … They gave me an opportunity there, along with other groups that have given me an opportunity,” he explained. “And I am just going to attempt and keep proving them .”
Mills’ no-no has been the franchise’s 16th no-hitter and also the first since Arrieta in 2016. His five strikes and misses generated match Dallas Braden’s five into his 2010 perfect match for the fewest at a solo no-hitter within the previous 30 decades.
Lucas Giolito of this White Sox threw the first one of this year Aug. 25.
“I don’t believe you ever consider no-hitters or things like this. It is something that I never would have envisioned in my entire life.”