The Chicago Cubs have had one of their pitchers make history as starting pitcher Alec Mills has thrown his first career no-hitter. This is the first no-hitter since 2016 when Jake Arrieta threw the last no-hitter for the Cubs organization. Arrieta threw two no-hitters with the Cubs, one in 2015 and another in 2016. But now on that list is Mills.
Alec Mills, a 22nd-round pick out of Tennessee-Martin who is 28 years old and hasn’t spent a full season in the major leagues, just threw the 16th no-hitter in Chicago Cubs history by shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 13, 2020
Mills threw the sixteenth no-hitter in Cubs history against the Milwaukee Brewers in a blowout victory. His slow and steady curveball was his go-to pitch in the start, he may have only struck out five opposing hitters, but he capped off the no-hitter successfully.
His line reads 9.0 IP, 0H, 0ER, 3BB, 5K, a win, and of course, the no-hitter. Mills is a former college walk-on who has not had the smoothest road in the big league but has found his way with the Cubs organization.
In 2020, Mills has pitched in eight games, all of them being as a starter, producing a 4-3 record with a 4.74 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and only allowing 39 hits over 43.2 innings pitched.
He is not a power arm or someone who will throw eight innings with double-digit strikeouts, but he knows what he has to do to succeed on the mound.