June 9, 2012

6 pitchers — for the Seattle Mariners — throw 1 no-hitter.

Yesterday, against the Los Angeles Dodgers — "the 10th combined no-hitter in MLB history."

25 comments:

Roger J. said...

thats one hell of good bullpen

Erika said...

I'm pretty sure my husband, the lifelong Mariners fanatic, was more elated last night than when any of our children was born, bless his heart.

Tank said...

In other baseball news, no no Santana ran into the NEW YORK YANKEES.

Ding.

DADvocate said...

Quite an accomplishment, but in Cincinnati, we prefer one guy pitching a perfect game. Tom Browing, September 16, 1988, nine inning, no one reaches first base.

Lem said...

Not as dramatic as one guy doing it but.. time to lower the mound?.. resist all such talk.

The game is returning to its pre-juice era of pitching dominance.

I like that.

LarsPorsena said...

Baseball: three minutes of excitement packed into three hours.

Lem said...

Baseball: three minutes of excitement packed into three hours.

Closely resembling real life..

I like that too.

edutcher said...

Yes, but how many of those guys have done it individually?

Craig said...

After getting the third out in the 9th the Mariner's closer, Wilhelmsen, told the catcher, Montero, that he wasn't aware there was still a no-hitter going. Baseball superstition dictates that it's bad form to mention it as it can jinx the pitcher.

Craig said...

The starter had only thrown 68 pitches when he took himself out of the game after six innings with a groin twinge.

Craig said...

The Dodgers are the only team in baseball with a .600 + winning percentage. Four of their starters are batting over .300 and three more hit between .250 and .300 for a team batting average close to .280. The Mariners only have three players batting over .250. Ichiro got three of their seven hits and scored their only run.

Mark O said...

In my Little League career, there were 9 combined innings in which no one had a hit. Does that count?

ndspinelli said...

It's a socialistic no-no.

ndspinelli said...

MarkO, Little League games are 6 innings. So, unless your game went extra innings, your memory is incorrect.

Jose_K said...

It won go into the records. When the asterisk was remover from Maris´ record , all asterisk were removed. That includes combined no hitters and 8 innings no hitters( the pitcher allowed no hit but lose the game on unearned runs)
S
antana is recovering from an injury. It was wrong to allow him to end his no hit. A healthy Santana owned the evil empire for years

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Lyle said...

Babe Ruth threw one of these too.

Batman AZ said...

As I understood MarkO, he meant that scattered throughout his little league career, there were 9 isolated innings in which no one got on base...he's asking if it's appropriate to consider them conflated to be a 9-inning no-hitter. I think the answer to that would be different depending on whether it's considered by a member of the 99% or the 1%.

Lyle said...

Jose K,

It is in the records now. You're right about MLB removing the asteriks on a number of records, but with regards to no-hitters when they did the record review which you referred to they counted combined no-hitters as official no-hitters. This is why Babe Ruth has a no-hitter on his record sheet today.

Chip S. said...

This is not a BFD from the Mariners' perspective. Relief pitchers pitch a couple of no-hit innings all the time.

The correct version of this story is, "Dodgers fail to get a hit off 6 assorted pitchers for an entire game."

Chip S. said...

Lyle said...
Babe Ruth threw one of these too.

Babe Ruth walked the first and only batter he faced in that game. He was ejected for arguing with the umpire after the four-pitch walk.

Ernie Shore relieved Ruth, the baserunner was caught stealing, and Shore retired the next 26 batters.

Wally Kalbacken said...

I once felt a groin twinge at Milwaukee County Stadium back in the 70's, but I stayed in the game. I think I was out in the center field bleachers.

I did attend a Brewers game (which was the antithesis of a no-hitter) in which Sal Bando and some other non-pitcher took the mound. It was ugly. Like a Limnology professor teaching Civil Procedure.

How many pitchers are you allowed to have on a roster (i.e., what would be the maximum possible number of pitchers you could have collaborating on a no-hitter?)

Lyle said...

Chip S.

Yeah, you're right. And Ruth combined with Shore for a no-hitter.

Awesome.

SteveR said...

Its a bit annoying that CNN refers to the Angels as the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". Are we going to start that crap?

EMD said...

Its a bit annoying that CNN refers to the Angels as the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". Are we going to start that crap?

Blame Artie Moreno, not CNN. That's how those d-bags (not to be confused with D-Backs) refer to themselves.