The NL West-leading Dodgers were almost on the wrong side of history Sunday in Atlanta.
Sean Newcomb was one out away from a no-hitter, but Chris Taylor singled past the third baseman, breaking up the 25 year old's bid for immortality.
Newcomb entered the ninth inning at 117 pitches. He had walked just one batter. After giving up the single to Taylor, Newbomb was removed from the game by manager Brian Snitker at 134 pitches, a career-high.
Newcomb was bidding to become the first Braves pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Kent Mercker in 1994.
Dan Winkler relieved Newcomb, allowed a hit to Manny Machado and then got Matt Kemp to ground out to end the game.
Sean Newcomb allowed 1 hit today against the Dodgers.
That means the number of no-hitters in MLB history remains at 299 (including postseason). pic.twitter.com/bdK6szQg9m— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 29, 2018