Javy Baez reacts to Cubs' no-hitter against Brewers: "It's unbelievable"
|Sunday, September 13, 2020, 7:43 PM- -|
Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills threw the 16th no-hitter in team history against the Brewers on Sunday afternoon.
Cubs shortstop Javy Baez spoke with the media following the historic performance.
"I just wanted the ball (final out) hit to me. I was hoping the ball was hit to me and making sure that ball was in my glove."
Baez understands how special of a game that he was part of.
"It's unbelievable. This is something that we're going to be part of for life," he said. "This is something like a championship kind of thing. No one can take it away from you. So, I'm really, really happy that I was part of it and hopefully he can do it again in the future."
The clubhouse was in a very celebratory mood after the no-hitter.
"Well he took a little time to get to the clubhouse because of all the interviews but we were ready for it. We were really happy for him. We started cheering for him and gave him a big team hug and we kept celebrating."
Alec Mills told the media earlier that Baez screamed before the final out was recorded.
"Javy actually caught the ground ball and screamed before he threw it, so that was kind of cool. Talk about confidence."
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