MLB Has Sixth No-Hitter and It’s Only May

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The six pitchers

Yankees Pitcher Corey Kluber threw a no-hitter last night against the Texas Rangers and that has been the sixth no-hitter in the MLB this season and it’s only May. This is the eighth time in the history of MLB that two no-hitters have happened a day apart per ESPN.

The night prior to Kluber’s no-hitter, Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull threw his first career no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners as the Tigers won 5-0. Turnbull pitched nine innings, had nine strikeouts and two walks.

Kluber pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers throwing nine strikeouts and only allowing a walk that happened in the 3rd inning. Kluber’s no-hitter was the Yankees first no-hitter since 1999 when David Cone threw his perfect game against the Montreal Expos.

How they handled the pressure

Baltimore Orioles 28-year-old Pitcher John Means also threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners shutting them out 6-0 while throwing 12 strikeouts. He unfortunately lost his perfect game bid after Sam Haggerty got on base after striking out in the dirt and an error from Orioles Catcher Pedro Severino. Means threw 113 pitches with 79 of those pitches being strikes.

San Diego Padres Pitcher Joe Musgrove threw his first career no-hitter against the Texas Rangers striking out 10 and allowing no walks in nine innings, but hit batter Joey Gallo to lose his perfect game.

“I think a no-hitter is special regardless of where you’re playing,” Musgrove said per ESPN. “But it almost seems as if this was meant to be.”

Wade Miley of the Cincinnati Reds threw a no-hitter May 7th in a 3-0 win against the Cleveland Indians. Miley threw eight strikeouts and allowed one walk in nine innings. His no-hitter wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for his teammates scoring three runs in the ninth inning to ensure that Miley had the chance.

Could they do it again?

Pitcher Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox also pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in an 8-0 win. It appears as though the Mariners and Indians are tied together when it comes to getting no-hit. Rodon threw seven strikeouts in nine innings and lost his perfect game bid with one out in the ninth by hitting the batter.

To have six no-hitters with it only being May might be hard for some MLB fans to grasp. It begs the question of how many more might fans witness this season? There’s a lot of unpredictability in MLB and fans keep seeing records being made or broken. Will fans see the same pitchers get more no-hitters or maybe even a perfect game?

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