You root for a no-hitter, even as a disinterested fan; they’re rare and they’re exciting. But there were extra reasons to root for Kyle Freeland’s no-hit bid against the White Sox. He’s a rookie, for one, and was making just his 18th big-league start. He’s a Denver native, and was bidding to become only the fourth…
Matt Moore, who was traded to the Giants earlier this month from the Tampa Bay Rays, took a no-hit bid as close as he possibly could before it got dashed at the last second. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Corey Seager sent a flare into right field on Moore’s 133rd pitch. It landed squarely between Gorkys…
The Cubs might have to break out the pajamas again, because Jake Arrieta has thrown another no-hitter, blanking the Reds in a 16-0 blowout win on only 119 pitches. Incredibly, Arrieta hasn’t lost a start since his no-no back in August, and today was (obviously) his best outing since then. He only struck six dudes out,…
Max Scherzer, who in June came within an out of a perfect game and sandwiched that no-hitter with a one-hitter and five more perfect innings, no-hit the Mets tonight en route to becoming the first hurler since Nolan Ryan in 1973 to hold two teams hitless in the same regular season.
Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter had one close call: Kike Hernandez’s hard-hit ball to Starlin Castro in the third inning that the Dodger Stadium official scorer ruled an error. At the time, no one figured it would matter, but after the game players insisted they deserved to be one-hit.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Chicago Cubs have been no-hit after the soon-to-be-traded Cole Hamels struck out 13 en route to his first career no-no.
Max Scherzer downed 26 Pirates in order today but failed to achieve baseball’s 24th perfect game when he hit Pirates pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with a pitch on a 2-2 count. Scherzer struck out 10 in the 6-0 Nationals victory in Washington, just days after earning a game score that was among the best in history. Oh, and…
Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann turned a 10-strikeout, one-walk no-hitter against the Marlins today, and Steven Souza capped it off with a thrilling catch in left field for the final out. It was the first no-hitter in Nationals history.
No-hitters have hit dead ball era rates, and every other week it seems like some random pitcher is staring down a chance at a no-hitter late in a game. So Zachary Levine of Baseball Prospectus did the grunt work of tracking down just how likely a no-hitter is to be broken up on any given out, and how likely you are to…
Tim Lincecum's no-hitter yesterday was the 22nd since 2010 and a walk away from becoming the sixth perfect game in that same time. This makes no-hitters and perfect games sound abnormally common today. So just how much has the frequency of no-hitters and perfect games changed?
Clayton Kershaw is the kind of pitcher who can win two National League Cy Young awards in three years for one of the most glamorous teams in baseball and still go a little underappreciated. Maybe it's because so much of the country sleeps through so many of his starts; maybe it's because he's not the most exciting guy…
Clayton Kershaw earned a sports beverage shower for his dominant performance in throwing a no-hitter tonight. The beverage looks pretty cold! Here's the moment slowed down to a ridiculous speed. Congrats, Clayton.
Clayton Kershaw became the second Dodgers pitcher this season to spin a no-hitter, but his was a bit more impressive than Josh Beckett's. And it could have been a perfect game if not for one Hanley Ramirez throwing error in the seventh.
Josh Beckett's no-hitter was a story of redemption—the redemption, by you, of a coupon code in exchange for a medium two-topping pizza from Dominos. Americans love free pizza, but there's a necessary corollary: they hate not having free pizza.
Josh Beckett showed he still had some gas left in the tank by no-hitting the Philadelphia Phillies in today's 6-0 victory at Citizens Bank Park.
Yu Darvish's perfect game bid tonight against the Red Sox was spoiled by a seventh-inning blunder by his fielders that, in any other ballpark, would have been ruled a hit.
Sunday's season finale was actually the fourth-best attended game of the year at Marlins Park. An announced crowd of 28,315 watched Henderson Alvarez complete a bizarre no-hitter that ended with him in the on-deck circle. Though the season is over, that game might turn out to be the Marlins' only sellout of the year.
Marlins pitcher Henderson Álvarez joined the immortal list of pitchers to throw a no-hitter, but he needed the help of his opposing Tigers pitcher to pull it off.
It took an arm-breaking effort, but Tim Lincecum is the latest pitcher to no-hit an opponent as the Giants hurler shut down the Padres in San Diego tonight thanks to 13 strikeouts (and four walks).