In just the 11th start of his major league career, Los Angeles Angels Reid Detmers throws a no-hitter, ending an extravagant blowout on a historical note against the Rays. It just happened after the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-0.
In an era defined by strikeouts, the 22-year-old Reid Detmers didn’t blow away the competition exactly. He only had two strikeouts and one walk, needing just 108 pitches to get 27 outs.
The Score Of Both Teams Are Angels 12, Rays 0
Before Detmers took the mound in the top of the ninth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, the game had taken a ridiculous turn with the Angels’ offense playing Brett Phillips. They hired an outfielder to throw with hoping of preserving the Rays’ bullpen.
Mike Trout hit a 421-foot homer off Phillips and Anthony Rendon, a right-handed hitter who came to the plate as a left-hander, hit a 411-foot homer that stretched the score to 12-0. Shohei Ohtani had doubled up against the wall, narrowly missing consecutive homers.
It was much the longest outing of the career of Reid Detmer. He hadn’t thrown more than six innings or more than 97 pitches in a major league game before Tuesday.
With the Angels leading 8-0, Detmers walked Taylor Walls to start the sixth inning and then induced a double play by Kevin Kiermaier two batters later. From then on, Phillips was the Rays’ only baserunner when he reached on an error in the seventh.
Rookie Reid Detmers throws a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays, including the 12th no-hitter in Los Angeles Angels franchise history and the second of the 2022 season. Five Mets pitchers closed out the Phillies on April 29. Last season, pitchers pitched nine no-hitters, breaking the single-season no-hitter record set in 1884.