The rookie of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tyler gilbert, in his first major league start, he pitched a no-hitter game against the San Diego Padres in a 7-0 victory Saturday night at Chase Field.
It was the eighth no-hitter of the season, equaling the major league record set in 1884, the first season allowed to pitch overhead.
Gilbert, 27, struck out Trent grisham Y Ha-Seong Kim in the ninth before Tommy pham hit a fly to center fielder Ketel Mars. The Diamondbacks players threw their gloves into the air and ran to the mound, harassing the surprising hero who spent six seasons in the minors.
“Crazy,” Gilbert said of his performance. “It’s not going to affect me for another day. I don’t know what just happened. That was crazy.”
Gilbert threw 102 pitches, including 64 strikes. He rarely delivered his fastball above 90 mph, but he effectively peppered the Padres with breaking pitches and leaned on his defense, getting him out of a tight spot.
“I tried to disconnect as much as I could,” Gilbert said. “But in the last post, I heard everything.”
Gilbert, a Triple-A pick in the Rule 5 draft last winter, had five strikeouts and three walks. He previously made three scoreless relief appearances for Arizona this season.
Joe musgrove, who was the first to throw a No-Hitter this season, was the defeated pitcher in a five-round effort in which he received 10 hits and six earned runs – all earned – with a pair of walks and four strikeouts.
The only other pitchers to throw a no-hitter in their first MLB start are Ted Breitenstein in 1891, Bumpus Jones in 1892 and Bobo Holloman in 1953, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Drew Ellis’s home run extends the Diamondbacks’ slate in the first inning by three runs against the Padres.
The Chicago Cubs pitched the most recent no-hitter in the majors with combined pitching on June 24. The other no-hitters this year were thrown by Joe musgrove from San Diego (April 9), Carlos Rodon Chicago White Sox (April 14), John means Baltimore Orioles (May 5), Wade miley from Cincinnati Reds (May 7), Spencer turnbull Detroit Tigers (May 18) and Corey kluber New York Yankees (May 19).
What’s more, Madison bumgarner, also from Arizona, pitched a seven-inning no-hitter on a doubleheader on April 25 that is not recognized as a no-hitter by Major League Baseball.
Gilbert is the third pitcher from Arizona to throw a No-Hitter, but the first to do so before his fans, as the first two were on the road.
The first was launched by Cooperstown Hall of Famer Randy Johnson with a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves on May 18, 2004 at Turner Field and the second by Edwin Jackson on June 25, 2010 against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana. Field.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.