In a shocking development, the Rays are involved in a no-hitter

Tampa Bay Rays Matt Garza watches from the dug out in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on July 17, 2010.   UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

After being on the bitter end of three no-hitters since July of last year, the Rays finally flipped the script on Monday night.

Matt Garza threw the first no-no in Rays history last night as Tampa Bay beat the Tigers 5-0. Garza allowed only one base runner, which came in the form of a walk to Brennan Boesch, but thanks to a double play he only faced the minimum. He threw 80 out of 120 pitches for strikes and K’d six batters, including three in the final two innings.

While David Price receives more attention for his upside, Garza arguably has the best “stuff” of anyone on the Rays’ pitching staff. So it’s only appropriate that he wound up tossing the first no-hitter in club history. There’s no doubt he’s had some mental hurdles to overcome throughout his career, so to see him put it all together was impressive.

In related news, the baseball gods clearly hate the Detroit Tigers. To make them victims to a no-hitter in the same season that a perfect game was taken away from Armando Galarraga (on the final out in the ninth inning, mind you) is just cruel. If I were a Tiger fan, I’d be thinking to myself, “Really? Really, baseball gods? Was that necessary?”

Hang in there, Tiger fans. I’m sure Magglio Ordonez will hit a walk-off for you guys sometime soon…….

………no f&^ing way – really? Six to eight weeks? Jimmy Cricket.

Congrats to Matt Garza on his no-hitter.

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