But the story of the game was the man on the mound.
The Angels won the game by a final of 12-0 as Detmers picked up his second win of the 2022 season.
Following the game, Sam Blum of The Athletic spoke to Detmers’ parents and tweeted what they had to say about their son’s accomplishment.
Just spoke with Kris and Erica Detmers, Reid's parents. They watched the game at home in Illinois.
Much like Reid, they did not want to jinx anything. Didn't say a word about the no-hitter until it was over.
Then, tears, hugs, celebration.
"It hasn't really sunk in yet."
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) May 11, 2022
Making Mom And Dad Proud
You can tell Detmers’ parents are proud of him.
Just imagine having your son end up throwing a no-hitter.
It’s a dream come true for Detmers and certainly a proud moment for his parents, who like their son, did not want to jinx the no-hitter.
But in the end, it didn’t matter.
Detmers was so locked in and carved his way through a very powerful Rays lineup.
There was no jinxing this performance.
Once it was over, Detmers’ parents celebrated with hugs and tears of joy as their son did them proud.
The no-hitter was the 12th in Angels history, with the most recent being July 12, 2019, when several Angels pitchers combined for a no-hitter in the team’s first home game since the death of Tyler Skaggs.
Now, Detmers has etched his name in team history.
He went out and pitched the game of his life while his parents watched from afar and got to see their son make a little history.
They’ll remember this for the rest of their lives and look back on it fondly.