As painful as it will be for Atlanta Braves fans and the 25-year-old left-hander Sean Newcomb, who fell just short of a no-hitter by one strike, the near miss does not take away from his incredible performance on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In a game where Newcomb went 8.2 innings with eight strikeouts, one walk and one hit, he was just a strike away from being the first Braves pitcher since 1994 to throw a no-no. Unfortunately, he made his first and only mistake (if you can even label it that) by leaving a pitch just a hair high in the strike zone where LA's Chris Taylor turned on it for a base hit.

Had Newcomb been able to pull off the feat, he would have thrust himself into baseball history and amongst an exclusive list of Atlanta Braves greats.

Surely disappointing, but with Newcomb proving himself as a mainstay and commanding presence on the mound, we're sure this won't be the last time he finds himself in a situation like that.

The Braves were able to take a 4-1 win behind Newk's stellar one-hit performance and avoided the sweep on the same day Chipper Jones was inducted into the Hall of Fame. What a day.