The no-hitter was the 12th in Angels franchise history and first since the team threw a combined no-hitter in their first home game since Tyler Skaggs‘ untimely death.
Detmers was locked in right from the start, and he carved his way through a very powerful Tampa Bay lineup.
Stats By STATS, a baseball statistics page, tweeted about how Detmers made a little history, pointing out that he is the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter after previously having a 6.00 ERA through at least 40 innings since MLB began tracking ERA as an official stat in 1913.
Reid Detmers of the @Angels is the only MLB pitcher to throw a no-hitter after entering the game with a career ERA of 6.00 or higher in at least 40.0 IP (since ERA became an official stat in both leagues in 1913).
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) May 11, 2022
Detmers was on his “A” game last night.
Sometimes, it can be the most unlikely of pitchers who ends up throwing a no-hitter.
As seen in the tweet above, Detmers had a 6.00 ERA through 40 innings pitched.
But when a pitcher gets hot and has a start like that, it’s hard for other teams to crack him.
But for a pitcher to have struggled as much as he had to settle in and put it all together in one night is impressive and you can’t help but feel good for him.
He has been through a ton of adversity, but all of that seems like a distant memory now that he’s thrown a no-hitter.
Could this possibly be a sign of things to come for this young left-hander?
He had the game of his life and could build off of that.