Angels rookie Detmers threw his first solo No-No of the season.


Anaheim, CA (AP) — Reid Detmers was called up to the Los Angeles Angels late last season with high expectations. After his 10 unforgettable big league starts, the rookie southpaw surpassed even his hopes on Tuesday night.

The Detmers pitched the Majors’ second no-hitter this season, cruising after benefiting from a line-of-seven call when the Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-0.

The 22-year-old lefty pitched career-high 108 pitches in his 11th big league start, striking out two and walking one. He completed the 12th no-hit in franchise history when Yandy Diaz grounded shortstop Andrew Velazquez to end the game.

“Getting the final result was the coolest part,” Detmers said. “It’s something I’ve been dreaming of since I was little. I never thought that would happen.”

In the 7th inning, he received a decisive assist from official scorer Mel Frank.

Brett Phillips reached one out when first baseman Jared Walsh extended the ball to the right and shook Phillips to the ground. Walsh clapped when the video board showed that the play had been decided by mistake, and the decision brought one of the night’s biggest cheers from the 39,313 fans at Angel Stadium. Pre-match MVP award.

“I thought it was an obvious error,” Walsh said. “I would definitely complain if they called it a hit because I expect myself to play that play most of the time.”

When asked if the Angels would have been awarded a hit if the Angels had been playing, Walsh said, “I think most people in the major leagues will admit it was a mistake.”

Otherwise, Detmers (2–1) rarely called. He retired the first 15 batters before Taylor Walls took a leadoff walk in the sixth. Third baseman Anthony Rendon took a nice leap to block Vidal Bruján’s line drive and Kevin Kiermaier landed in a double play to finish the inning.

“I was just trying to get ahead. I couldn’t tell you more. I was just trying to get out,” Detmers said. “I was a little nervous when I got two strikes by the last batter. But other than that, I tried to be pretty calm.”

The son of a former minor league pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, Detmus made his big league debut last year when he was selected 10th overall in the 2020 Draft by the University of Louisville.

He came into the game with a 2-4 ERA and a 6.33 ERA. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the third-highest ERA to set a no-hit record since an ERA became an official statistic in 1913. He posted a 1-1 draw with a 5.32 ERA in his first five starts this season.

“He has a much better presence on the mound tonight. He just saw it and felt it,” said director Joe Maddon. “We hope to get a lot of leftovers in the future because he can do that. He may not be a no-hitter, but I’m just saying he should pitch like that. He should be seen like that more often,” he said.

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Rays couldn’t keep up with the Detmers, who averaged 92 mph fastball and mixed loop curves, changeups and sliders.

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Detmers have appeared in the game using a changeup 5.1% of the time this season, but threw 24 career highs against Rays.

“I think his offspeed got us out of balance. He was throwing pretty hard and soft, but he was putting the heater in well,” Walls said.

It was the first time Detmers had out more than seven innings since June 7, 2019, in a game between Louisville and East Carolina at the NCAA Super Regional. His previous career high in the majors was six innings against Houston last season. He never threw more than 97 pitches in a big league game.

The Angels’ last no-hitter was on July 12, 2019. Taylor Cole and Felix Pena scored a goal against the Seattle Mariners in the team’s first home game after starting pitcher Tyler Skacks died. Detmers was the youngest Angel since Clyde Wright to throw a no-hitter on 3 July 1970 against Oakland.

It was the Angels’ first personal no-hitter since Jared Weaver against Minnesota on May 2, 2012.

Five New York Mets pitchers set their first no-hitter record of the year in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 29th. He had a record nine no-hitters in the majors last season. The former rookie defeated Arizona’s Tyler Gilbert in his first start against San Diego on August 14.

Mike Trout played his second multi-home game of the season and scored three goals for the Angels, who have won six of their last seven games.

Trout doubled the Los Angeles lead to 5-0 with a two-point shot (1-2) to Corey Kluber in the second inning, and added another two-run homer in his 22nd multi-home run game in the bottom of the eighth. Trout is tied for second in the American League with nine home runs this season.

Chad Wallach and Anthony Rendon also went deep. Rendon hit a home run in his first major league at-bat as a left-handed hitter in the bottom of the eighth, and Phillips, then-usual outfielder, took the mound with a blowout.

Wallach, the catcher with 80 appearances and the Angels’ only second catcher, is behind the Detmers along with regular catchers Max Stassi and Kurt Suzuki on the COVID-19 injured list. He and his dad Tim Wallach are the first father-son combos for each home run by the Angels.

Velazquez added three more as the Angels sprinted their season-high of 18 hits.

Kluber had a rough outing for Rays. The right-hander posted 11 hits and 8 runs and 2 strikeouts in 3 innings.

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Rays: OF Manuel Margot was not in the lineup after leaving Monday’s game due to right hamstring strain.

Angels: INF David Fletcher had surgery today to repair the adductor muscles in both legs. The team doesn’t expect him to return until at least after the All-Star break. … C Austin Romine has been summoned to replace Stassi.

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Rays: LHP Shane McClanahan (2-2, 3.06 ERA) is tied with AL leader Dylan Cease of Chicago with 47 strikeouts.

Angels: RHP Shohei Ohtani (3-2, 3.08 ERA) started in the last three games and allowed two runs in 18 innings.

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