Friday, June 25, 2010

Edwin Jackson throws no-hitter vs. Tampa Bay Rays

There's something weird going on with the Tampa Bay Rays, and it's not something the club wants to continue, as for the third time in less than a year the Rays have been no-hit, and this time it was done by an ex-teammate, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Edwin Jackson.

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?

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