Another no-no in the bigs last night, this time it was Matt Garza of the Rays throwing a gem at the Tigers before 17-thousand plus at Tropicana Field. Yes, those Rays fans show up to support a great team don't they.
Anyway, unlike Edwin Jackson's no-hitter for the Diamondbacks in which he walked 8 guys, Garza's no-no was actually a masterpiece.
He walked one guy and faced the minimum 27 batters. Garza also struck out 6 in his 120-pitch effort.
It was nice for the Rays to be on the winning side of a no-hitter for a change. They've been no-hit three times in the past two seasons including a pair of perfect games thrown at them by Mark Buehrle last year and Dallas Braden this year.
It was the first no-hitter in Rays history leaving the Padres and the Mets as the only teams to never throw no-hitters. The Mets have played over 7,700 games since they were born in 1962.
A bunch of former Mets threw no-hitters in another uniform. Off the top of my head, those players are Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, David Cone and Mike Scott. I may have missed a couple but you get my point. The best way for a Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter is to go to another team.