The Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander comes thisclose to pitching his third no-hitter.
DETROIT – If the Mariners Kevin Millwood had his heart broken deep into the sixth when he lost his no-hitter against the Rockies, the Tigers Justin Verlander must have had his stomach in his mouth when he lost his on a Josh Harrison floater to center field in the ninth against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Verlander narrowly missed joining a club of only five other pitchers that have produced three no-hitters in a single career.
Nolan Ryan (7), Sandy Koufax (4), Bob Feller (3), Cy Young (3) and Larry Corcoran (3) are the only other pitchers to do it.
Verlander struck out 12 and walked two on his way to throwing 109 pitches in the 6-0 victory for the Tigers.
Don’t be shocked if Verlander achieves the feat and it might just be this season.