ANAHEIM, California. –Los Angeles Angels rookie Reid Detmers has gone seven innings against the Tampa Bay Rays without a batter, a bid that survived a borderline error call in the seventh.
The 22-year-old threw 83 pitches and canceled two on Tuesday night. The Angels lead 8-0.
Brett Phillips reached with an out in the seventh when first baseman Jared Walsh reached to his right and Phillips’ grounder wobbled. The crowd cheered and Walsh clapped moments later as the video board showed the official scorer ruled it a mistake.
Harold Ramirez hit a flyball down the left center warning lane before being caught by Brandon Marsh and flying Arozarena to the center to end the inning.
Detmers pulled back his first 15 hitters before Taylor Walls pulled a lead-off walk in the sixth. Anthony Rendon then made a nice jump to snag Vidal Bruján’s line drive and Kevin Kiermaier hit a double play to end the inning.
Detmers made a nice defensive play in the fifth when he quickly caught a grounder in the middle by Randy Arozarena.
The left-hander is attempting to throw the second major no-hitter this season after five pitchers from the New York Mets banged to one against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 29. Last season saw a record nine no-hitters in the majors.
Detmers is about to start his 11th career. He was the 10th overall pick of the University of Louisville’s 2020 draft and made his major league debut last year.
Detmers came into the game with a career grade of 2-4 and a 6.33 ERA. He was 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in his first five starts this season.
It’s the first time Detmers has gone seven innings in a game. His previous career best was six innings against Houston last season.
The Angels backed Detmers with 13 hits, including home runs from Mike Trout and Chad Wallach.
The Angels’ last no-hitter was on July 12, 2019, when Taylor Cole and Félix Peña combined for a goal in the team’s first home game after the death of starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs against the Seattle Mariners.
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