In the 5-0 win at Detroit, Turnbull struck out nine goals against two. Of its 117 pitches, 77 were hit. He also induced 12 on the ground against just two flights. Here is the latest release:
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The Turnbull no-hitter is the eighth in Tigers franchise history and the first since Justin Verlander on May 7, 2011. This is the second time the Mariners have gone untouched this season and the fourth time the Mariners have been touched. ‘they have not been affected since July. of 2019. They are also only the fourth team in MLB history not to be hit twice in 14 days. They are the first team since the 1923 Philadelphia track and field not to be touched at home twice in 14 days. Related:
Turnbull’s is already the fifth scorer of the 2021 season. He joins Joe Musgrove of the Padres on April 9, Carlos Rodón of the White Sox on April 15, John Means of the Orioles on May 5 (also against the Mariners) and Wade Miley of the Reds on May 7. Don’t count Madison Bumgarner of the Diamondbacks, who on April 25 did not hit the Braves in a seven-inning game that was part of a double title. Because the match did not last the full nine innings, however, it was not an official smack.
This overall record for non-hitters in a season is eight in 1884. If we limit it to the modern era of baseball, then the record is seven, which has happened three different times (1990, 1991, 2012). Right now we’re on track for 19 without a hitting in 2021. This is the first time since 1917 that a season has seen five without a hitting before June.
In this one, Turnbull relied heavily on his mid-90s fastball and hard slider, while also mixing his lead and change. He only allowed one hard-hit ball all night, as he managed to sink well with his fastball and grounders with his slider. He also threw first-pitch strikes 83% of the time on Tuesday, which is a career high.
Turnbull, 28, appeared to show some fatigue in the ninth, as he exceeded his career for throws in one game. He struggled to locate himself on his way to launch a walk in Jose Marmolejos, which seemed to bode ill. However, he gathered what he needed to complete his candidacy for history, as Turnbull hit 96 with his 115th pitch. To end it, he managed to eliminate Mitch Haniger, who has 12 homers this season, on three fields.
Perhaps the most striking of all? Turnbull’s no-hitter is the very first with Angel Hernandez calling balls and strikes.
With effort, Turnbull lowered his ERA for the season to 2.88 with 31 strikeouts and eight walks in 34 1/3 innings.