A.J. Burnett (13-3) carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Tuesday against the Cubs. The right-hander did not allow a hit through his first seven innings of work and retired the leadoff batter in the eighth. He then hit Darwin Barney and after striking out Luis Valbuena, surrendered a two-out single to Adrian Cardenas. Burnett admitted he started thinking about a no-hitter in the third or fourth inning. He was visible angry about a 2-2 curve that just missed outside, and he appeared to be yelling at the umpire after the hit. But he struck out David DeJesus with runners on first and third to end the inning.
Logan Morrison has been a major disappointment for the Marlins this season, and now it looks like his season has come to an end. The Marlins placed Morrison on the disabled list Sunday with inflammation in his right knee, but he still needs to undergo an MRI. The concern is that he could have a tear of his patellar tendon. If that’s the case, Morrison would need season-ending surgery. Morrison has had issues with his right knee in the past and and played through the pain for much of last season. Morrison finally admitted to the Marlins and manager Ozzie Guillen over the weekend that the knee does not feel right. If Morrison is done for the season, he’ll end the year with a disappointing .230 batting average, 11 homers and 36 RBI. Austin Kearns seems likely to benefit the most playing time but Donovan Solano and Bryan Petersen will be in the mix for playing time.