Monday, July 26, 2010

Matt Garza No-Hits Tigers

In the past year, the Tampa Bay Rays have been on the receiving end of three no-hitters. Two of which were perfect games.

In July 2009, Chicago White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game against the Rays.

Last May, Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics also threw a perfect game against the Rays.

A month ago, former Rays pitcher Edwin Jackson no-hit the Rays as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Well, tonight the Rays were on the right side of a no-hitter as righty Matt Garza no-hit the Detroit Tigers en route to a 5-0 victory.

Garza's no-hitter is the fifth of the 2010 season. Aside from Braden and Jackson, Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez has tossed a no-hitter while Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw a perfect game.

The most no-hitters thrown over the course of a single season was seven back in 1991. But with a little over two months left in the 2010 season that mark could be shattered. Or perhaps we won't see another no-hitter for two or three years. So let's enjoy them when they come along.

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