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Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull no-hits Mariners for fifth no-no of 2021 MLB season

Seattle is the fourth group in MLB history to be no-hit twice inside a 14-day range

Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull on Tuesday night pitched a no-hitter against the Mariners at T-Mobile Park.

In the 5-0 Detroit win, Turnbull struck out nine against two strolls. Of his 117 pitches, 77 went for strikes. He additionally instigated 12 ground-outs versus only two fly-outs. Here’s the last out:

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Turnbull’s no-hitter is the eighth in Tigers establishment history and first since Justin Verlander’s on May 7, 2011. This denotes the second time that the Mariners have been no-hit this season and the fourth time they’ve been no-hit since July of 2019. They’re additionally the fourth group in MLB history to be no-hit twice inside a 14-day range. They’re the main group since the 1923 Philadelphia Athletics to be no-hit at home twice inside 14 days. Related:

Turnbull’s is as of now the fifth no-hitter of the 2021 season. He joins Joe Musgrove of the Padres on April 9, Carlos Rodón of the White Sox on April 15, John Means of the Orioles on May 5 (additionally against the Mariners), and Wade Miley of the Reds on May 7. That count doesn’t tally Madison Bumgarner of the Diamondbacks who on April 25 no-hit the Braves in a seven-inning game that was important for a doubleheader. Since the game didn’t go the full nine innings, in any case, it was anything but an authority no-hitter.

That general record for no-hitters in a season is eight out of 1884. Assuming we restrict it to the advanced time of baseball, the record is seven, which has happened three distinct occasions (1990, 1991, 2012). At this moment, we’re on pace for 19 no-hitters in 2021. This denotes the first run through since 1917 that a season has seen five no-hitters before June.

In this one, Turnbull inclined intensely on his mid-90s fastball and hard slider, while additionally blending in his sinker and changeup. He permitted just one hard-hit ball the entire evening, as he had the option to get a decent sink with his fastball and grounders with his slider. He additionally tossed first-pitch strikes 83% of the time on Tuesday, which is a vocation high.

The 28-year-old Turnbull seemed to show some exhaustion in the 10th, as he bested his profession high for contributes a game. He attempted to find on the way to giving a leadoff stroll to Jose Marmolejos, which appeared to bode sick. Notwithstanding, he gathered up what he expected to complete out his bid for history, as Turnbull hit 96 with his 115th pitch. To end it, he had the option to strike out Mitch Haniger, who has 12 homers this season, on three pitches.

Of note:

Maybe generally striking of all? Turnbull’s no-hitter is the first-ever with Angel Hernandez calling balls and strikes.

With the exertion, Turnbull brought down his ERA for the season to 2.88 with 31 strikeouts and eight strolls in 34 1/3 innings.

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