Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jorge Lopez was brilliant on Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old carried a perfect game into the ninth inning, just three outs shy of MLB history.


As he sat on the verge of throwing the 23rd perfect games in MLB history, baseball fans in social media tuned in anxiously to see what would happen in the final inning.

Twitter started going crazy at the possibility of the 25-year-old throwing a perfect game at the start of the ninth, drawing more fans into the moment.

Lopez lost the perfect game immediately in the bottom of the ninth, but Twitter stuck around intently to see if he would at least pull off the no-hitter.

Unfortunately, Lopez allowed a hit to the next batter he faced and his shot at another chapter in MLB history was lost.

While it wasn’t the moment Royals fans were ultimately hoping for, it at least provided a few hours of enjoyment in a disappointing season for Kansas City.