The Oakland Athletics’ Mike Fiers tossed his second career no-hitter on Tuesday, the 300th of such feats in major-league history.
The Colorado Rockies German Marquez took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Sunday but lost it on an Evan Longoria single threaded between third and short.
No-hitters and hits for the cycle used to happen with about the same frequency, as the two rare feats once shared a brotherly camaraderie. Then suddenly, as we hit the 2000s, cycles began appearing at a 1.6-to-1 ratio, far surpassing the pace of no-hitters. What happened?
The Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann took an Opening Day perfect game bid into the seventh inning on Thursday, but Bob Feller’s reign as being the only MLB pitcher to toss a no-hitter to start the season remains safe another year.
The Padres no no-hitters count is moving again. With that Evan Longoria 1st-inning single off Eric Lauer, the Padres have now played 7,977 regular-season games without a no-hitter.
Stephen Piscotty’s first-inning homer at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday extended the Oakland Athletics streak of avoiding a no-hitter to a league-leading 4,381 regular-season games.