June 09, 2012

Seattle Mariners no-hit the Dodgers with six different pitchers: The 3rd no-hitter thrown by the Mariners in their 35-year history was far from conventional. Shortstop Brendan Ryan wasn't sure if in some ways that wasn't a little better. "It was kind of fun to get so many people involved," Ryan said after the Mariners used 6 pitchers to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers in a spellbinding 1-0 victory at Safeco Field on Friday night. "It just felt like a really collective team effort." The game tied the major-league record for the most pitchers used in a no-hitter, accomplished once previously in 2003 by the Houston Astros, and was the 10th combined no-hitter in major-league history.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 10:09 AM - 4 comments

The pressure on the relievers is probably MORE than it would be on a single pitcher going for the no-hitter. If you blow it, you ruin it not just for yourself, but for the guys before you in the game.

Also, I feel bad for the couple of relievers that WEREN'T involved. They'll be the (obscure) trivia answer.

posted by grum@work at 11:11 AM on June 09, 2012

I don't think any of the 10 managers of the combined no-hit staffs were former pitchers, but at least 4 of them were catchers.

posted by beaverboard at 01:18 PM on June 09, 2012

Do Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen join the club of pitchers who have thrown no-hitters, or do they always get the extra adjective "combined"?

I think it's probably like being a Cupcake Wars judge. Yes, you're a TV food judge, with all the glory that entails. But let's not forget that it's just cupcakes.

posted by rcade at 01:34 PM on June 09, 2012

Stephen Pryor got his first major league victory in a no-hitter. File that one away as a future trivia question.

There's some good video here, including Dee Gordon's two at bats that each took an outstanding defensive play to preserve the no-no.

The best part was catcher Jesus Montero after the last out. Everybody else was happy, but Montero had just caught a no-hitter and he was stoked about it.

posted by fumblerooski at 04:11 PM on June 09, 2012

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