MLB Network commits worst announcer jinx of all time on Dodgers, Yoshinobu Yamamoto

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Sports are filled with superstitions, but baseball may have the most of any of them. The lines between superstitions and unwritten rules can get a little blurry sometimes, but it's all to say that there are codes of conduct that players, fans, commentators, etc. are expected to abide by.

Greg Amsinger of MLB Network committed a cardinal sin while previewing the Dodgers-Marlins game on Tuesday night, a gaffe made so ridiculous by the immediately proceeding events that Amsinger probably had to stand up and take a walk to shake the humiliation afterwards.

We all know that you shouldn't even call a no-hitter a no-hitter when a pitcher is one out away from ending a game, but before Yoshinobu Yamamoto could even throw a one singular pitch, Amsinger took his belief in him to the next level and put a "no-hitter alert" out in the universe. MLB Network went as far as to put up a graphic to solidify it. Before he threw a single pitch.

Jazz Chisholm — who's been swinging for the hills on just about every pitch he sees — took his place in the box, saw a middle-middle fastball from Yamamoto, and promptly smacked it straight out of the park. So much for a no-hitter.

Greg Amsinger of MLB Network called a no-hitter for Yoshinobu Yamamoto right before he gave up a home run on the first pitch

MLB Network is supposed to hype up the game's biggest players, but this was ridiculous, even for them. Yamamoto has been excellent ever since his awful debut in Seoul, and would continue to be excellent on Tuesday despite the leadoff homer, but he hasn't really given anyone reason to believe he's capable of a no-hitter in MLB quite yet. His March 30 outing saw him giving up only two hits over five innings, but that's the closest he's gotten in eight starts so far.

He'd go on to give up just one more run on Tuesday, another homer to Bryan De La Cruz in the top of the sixth. Dodgers hitters were there to back him up, though — Max Muncy hit the Dodgers' first grand slam of the season in the bottom of the first, then even Gavin Lux got in on the fun with his first homer of the year in the third.

All told, Yamamoto pitched eight innings, the most he's pitched in a start so far, and gave up five hits while striking out five and walking none. It was a great performance, yes — his best of the season, really — but it definitely wasn't a no-hitter. Maybe we should keep the attempts at sage foretelling to a minimum in the future, Greg Amsinger.