Tuesday’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays was special for many reasons.
It finished with a 12-0 victory for the Angels, and the Rays, down by a lot of runs, sent position player Brett Phillips to the mound to pitch 54 mph “fastballs”, which were destroyed by Mike Trout and a lefty-hitting Anthony Rendon.
But on top of all that, young pitcher Reid Detmers completed a no-hitter.
The left-hander walked one, and the Angels committed an error, which is why it wasn’t a perfect game.
However, it was an impressive feat nonetheless.
The young southpaw went to Twitter and was thankful for all the congratulatory messages and good wishes.
“What an amazing night and a dream come true! Thank you to all @Angels fans, my teammates and coaches. It was a night I will never forget! #GoHalos,” Detmers tweeted.
— Reid Detmers (@RDetmers) May 11, 2022
A Special Night For The Talented Young Pitcher
It was a special night for the 22-year-old hurler and for the Angels, who are looking like one of the top teams in the American League and the best one in the AL West.
They have a 21-11 record, which trails only the New York Yankees in the junior circuit.
As for Detmers, the most impressive thing about his outing is that he was able to go nine innings without allowing a hit with only two strikeouts.
He was in complete control, though, and used his whole repertoire to keep the Rays’ hitters off balance.
Now, he has a 3.77 ERA for the season and looks poised to break out if he can improve his 16.8 percent strikeout rate.
Given his strong secondaries and added velocity, he should be capable of doing so.