Cubs minor-leaguer hurls no-hitter

Cubs minor-leaguer hurls no-hitter
August 7, 2013, 9:30 am
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Tony Andracki

While the Cubs struggled to limit the Phillies' offense Tuesday, one of their pitching prospects had a career night in the minors.

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Eric Jokisch, the Cubs' 11th-round pick in 2010 out of Northwestern, hurled a no-hitter for Double-A Tennessee in his first start off the disabled list, where he spent some time with arm fatigue.

Jokisch wasn't originally slated to start Tuesday night's game, but got the call when Kyle Hendricks was promoted to Triple-A Iowa.

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The 24-year-old southpaw walked four and struck out eight in a dominant performance, needing just 108 pitches to run through the Jacksonville Suns.

Jokisch, who is 9-10 on the season with a 3.57 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, got some help from his defense in the ninth inning, with a pair of fantastic defensive plays from Smokies third baseman Christian Villanueva and shortstop Javier Baez.

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Check out the highlights from the ninth inning as well as Jokisch's reaction after the game. (Video courtesy of Smokies on the Radio and the Jacksonville Suns)