The streak had to end sometime. After starting his pro career with 13 no-hit innings over four starts, Dylan Bundy finally gave up a base hit in his fifth start on Monday with low Class A Delmarva.
The rest of the South Atlantic League will have to ask Asheville’s Delta Cleary about how to figure out Bundy. The Tourists center fielder led off the game with a single to left—the opposite field, of course, for the switch-hitting Cleary—to end the no-hit run. Cleary then drew a walk, the second Bundy’s given out all season, when he came to bat again in the fourth. Both times after reaching base, Cleary was subsequently erased by double plays, so Bundy still ended up facing the minimum over his prescribed four innings of work as he was able to retire every Asheville hitter not named Delta Cleary.
So, while Bundy’s no-hit streak came to an end, he still has yet to allow a runner to reach second base, let alone score a run, in 17 innings of work. He added four strikeouts on Monday, bringing his total to 25, against two walks, on the year.