Angels rookie Detmers throws no-hitter in 11th career start
A night that began with Shohei Ohtani receiving his MVP award ended with a rookie putting on a show.
Detmers, the Halos' first-round pick in 2020, was making just his 11th major-league start. The performance was his first complete game dating back to his college days at Louisville.
"I just blacked out," he told Erica Weston of Bally Sports West.
The 22-year-old is the 25th rookie in MLB history to toss a complete-game no-no and the second Angels rookie to do it, following Bo Belinsky in 1962. It's also the 12th no-hitter in Angels history and the first by an individual Halos pitcher since Jered Weaver in 2012.
Detmers struck out just two batters, the fewest in a no-hitter since Francisco Liriano in 2011, per Elias Sports Bureau. However, he issued only one walk on 108 pitches (68 strikes). Tampa Bay also got a runner on base following Jared Walsh's error in the seventh inning, the closest it came to breaking up the no-no.
Detmers came into the game sporting a career 6.33 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over his 11 big-league outings. He's the only pitcher since 1913 to throw a no-hitter after starting the contest with a lifetime ERA above 6.00 in at least 40 career innings, according to Stats By Stats.
This was the sixth time the Rays have been no-hit in franchise history and the first since falling victim to Felix Hernandez's perfect game in 2012.