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Today In Brewer History: A Short Night Against Justin Verlander

On this day in 2007 the Brewers headed to Detroit to face the Tigers in interleague play, but left their bats at home.

Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander pitched 1-2-3 frames in the first and second, striking out Craig Counsell, Tony Graffanino and Geoff Jenkins. He walked a batter in the third, fourth and fifth but allowed nothing else before retiring the side in order in the sixth and seventh. The Brewers had one last chance to get something going offensively when Bill Hall walked in the eighth, but the next four batters combined to produce five outs as Verlander recorded the first no-hitter in Comerica Park history.

Brewers were on base four times in the game and, strangely enough, center fielder and #8 hitter Bill Hall was responsible for three of them. He walked in each of his plate appearances. It was the third time in franchise history the Brewers had been no-hit and the first since 1994 when Scott Erickson of the Twins was responsible.

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Today is also the anniversary of Robin Yount's cycle in 1988 as the Brewers beat the White Sox 16-2. We covered that event in this space last year.