Edwin Jackson just finished tossing the second no-hitter in Arizona Diamondbacks history, against his former team, the Tampa Bay [Devil] Rays.
It may have taken the right-hander 150 pitches through a sloppy performance that included eight walks and six strikeouts at Tropicana Field, but he shut down a tough Rays line-up by a score of 1-0. Adam LaRoche provided the offense with a solo shot in the top of the second off Jeff Niemann, who threw a two-hitter a couple weeks ago against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Things were so out of control that A.J. Hinch had relievers warming up from the sixth inning on. However, Jackson, who is now 5-6 on the season with a 4.63 ERA, apparently refused to leave the hill.
The only other Diamondbacks hurler to toss a no-no was Randy Johnson back in May of 2004, which just so happened to be the 17th perfect game in the history of America's Pastime. Interestingly enough, this marks the third time Tampa Bay has been no-hit since last July, including Dallas Braden’s perfect game in Oakland on May 9th.
Congratulations to Jackson on his no-hitter, and also to the 29-45 D'backs for actually winning a game.
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Posted by Sooze on 6/25/2010
Tags: , Jeff Niemann