Mike Minor pitched a career-high 7.1 innings tonight, but Fredi Gonzalez wisely lifted him in favor of his strong bullpen instead of leaving him in to attempt to complete the game. Minor has now made 26 major league appearances (25 starts), but has never completed a game. He was the first Brave starting pitcher to record a out in the sixth inning this season, much less the seventh or eighth.
25 starts would have Minor tied for 60th on this list of pitchers with the most career starts and no complete games:
|Tony Armas||167||1999-2008||Expos/Nationals, Pirates and Mets|
|Scott Olsen||127||2005-2010||Marlins and Nationals|
|Max Scherzer||103||2008-2012||Diamondbacks and Tigers|
|Edinson Volquez||92||2005-2012||Rangers, Reds and Padres|