The Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in Seattle in a Friday night no-hitter. The Mariners starter Kevin Millwood, 3-5, 3.57 ERA (who had to leave with an injury) and five relievers combined to throw the no-hitter. Millowood had pitched a no-hitter by himself in 2003 with a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants, when he was pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Millwood didn’t even start the 2012 season with the Mariners and he has a 11-24 record in his last three major league seasons as of today.
The relievers with their 2012 records this season in order they appeared:
Charlie Furbush – 2-1, 3.15 ERA
Stephen Pryor – 1-0, 2.08 ERA
Lucas Luetge – 1-0, 0.00 ERA
Brandon League – 0-4, 3.67 ERA
Tom Wilhelmsen – 2-1, 3.38 ERA
The no-hitter was thrown the Friday after Johan Santana had thrown a 8-0 no-hit win over the world champion St. Louis Cardinals on the previous Friday.
The only other six pitcher no-hitter was on June 11, 2003, when Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner threw a combined 8-0 win by the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees in interleague play.
2000 and 2005 are the only years without a no-hitter since 1999. Randy Johnson threw the only no-hitter on May 18, 2004 from June 11, 2003, till Anibal Sanchez threw the first no-hitter in over two years on September 6, 2006.
There have been 20 no-hitters tossed since the Sanchez no-hitter in 2006.
So far there have been 13 no-hitters thrown in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
2010 saw six no-hitters thrown including the no-hitter by Roy Halladay in the playoffs .
With four no-hitters already thrown by June 8, it should be interesting to see how many more no-hitters are thrown this season.