By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull has no-hit the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. The Tigers won the game 5-0 over the Mariners.
This is the first no-hitter by a Tigers pitcher in a decade.
The Mariners have been no-hit twice this month. And both of them came at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington.
Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means threw a no-hitter against the Mariners on May 5th. The no-hitter by Means and Turnbull happened less than two weeks apart from one another.
This is the fifth no-hitter in Major League Baseball in the first two months. Three of the no-hitters came in May.
With the five no-hitters, this is the second time in MLB history that there were five no-hitters before June. The last time this happened was in 1917.
“I don’t know how to think of it from a historical perspective,” Turnbull said. “Just for myself it’s the greatest achievement in my life so far, or at least my baseball career. It’s by far the best night of my life. And it’s one of those landmark stamps on my career up to this point.”
Turnbull is the eighth pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the organization. Justin Verlander was the last Tigers pitcher to throw a no-hitter before Tuesday night on May 7th, 2011, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
“The whole night, I was like, ‘I am not going to be afraid to make any pitches. I’m not going to second-guess or doubt or have any fear about anything. I’m just going to attack,’” Turnbull said.
Verlander has two of the eight no-hitters in team history. Virgil Trucks also has two no-hitters for the team.
George Mullin, Jim Bunning, and Jack Morris have also thrown no-hitters for the team.