Los Angeles Angels rookie left-hander Reid Detmers pitched a no-hitter in a 12-Zero victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday evening at Angel Stadium, turning into at age 22 the youngest pitcher to throw one since Anibal Sanchez in 2006 for the Marlins.
It was the majors’ second no-hitter this season. For the Angels, it’s the 12th in franchise historical past.
“I simply blacked out,” Detmers mentioned. “I do not know.”
The closest play to a success got here with one out within the high of the seventh inning when Tampa Bay’s Brett Phillips hit a medium-hard grounder to the fitting of first baseman Jared Walsh. The ball bounced off Walsh’s glove after which he dropped the ball making an attempt to get the speedy Phillips. With the no-hitter on the road, it was known as an error.
In contrast to another no-hit bids this season, Detmers’ pitch rely was by no means a difficulty. He had 64 pitches via six innings, 83 via seven and 94 via eight, as he acquired via a simple eighth with three routine fly balls.
He needed to wait via a protracted backside of the eighth inning because the Rays introduced in Phillips to pitch and the Angels tacked on 4 runs — together with a two-run dwelling run from Anthony Rendon, who batted left-handed as a substitute of from his common proper facet.
Within the ninth, Detmers acquired Vidal Brujan to come out in foul territory to catcher Chad Wallach, induced Kevin Kiermaier on a delicate grounder to second base and Yandy Diaz on a routine grounder to shortstop.
“You guys are superior!” Detmers informed the gang after the sport. “I do not even know what to say. Thanks for popping out.”
Detmers completed with a career-high 108 pitches, one stroll and simply two strikeouts, the fewest strikeouts in a no-hitter since Francisco Liriano additionally fanned two in his no-no in 2011. It was the primary no-hitter for the Angels since a mixed no-hitter in 2019 from Felix Pena and Taylor Cole within the crew’s first dwelling sport that season following Tyler Skaggs’ loss of life, and the primary particular person no-hitter for the membership since Jered Weaver in 2012.
The membership’s first-round decide (10th general) in 2020 out of Louisville, Detmers was making simply his 11th profession begin within the majors. He got here into the sport with a 2-Four profession mark and a 6.33 ERA. He was 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in his first 5 begins this season.
It was the primary time Detmers had gone even seven innings in a sport. His earlier profession finest was six final season in opposition to the Houston Astros. He had by no means thrown greater than 97 pitches in a giant league sport, both.
Earlier within the night, the Astros’ Justin Verlander misplaced his no-hit bid within the eighth inning, marking simply the fourth day since 2000 that there have been a number of no-hit bids of a minimum of seven innings.
5 New York Mets pitchers mixed for this yr’s first no-hitter in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies on April 29.
The Related Press contributed to this report.