Jackson threw 149 pitches Friday night, 79 for strikes, as he no-hit the Rays, defeating his old team 1-0 at Tropicana Field.
Jackson no-hits Tampa Bay rays
Jackson wasn't perfect, walking eight Rays batters, but the Arizona right-hander got three double play balls, struck out six, and left 20 Rays on base. Tampa was also 0-7 with runners in scoring position.
Jackson joins Randy Johnson as the only Diamondback pitcher to throw a no-hitter. Johnson threw a Perfect Game against the Atlanta Braves on May 18th, 2004.
Jackson is the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this year, joining the Colorado Rockies Ubaldo Jimenez(vs. Atlanta on April 17th@Atlanta), the Oakland A's Dallas Braden(Perfect Game vs. Tampa Bay May 19th), and the Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay(Perfect Game @ the Florida Marlins on May29th).
So, do you think it's a possibility that every big league pitcher will be looking @ the schedule, and when it's their time to face the Rays?