Detroit Tigers’ pitching trio throws franchise’ first combined NO-HITTER against the Toronto Blue Jays, MLB Twitter reacts
On Saturday in their 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, the pitching trio of Matt Manning, Jason Foley and Alex Lange came together to throw a combined no-hitter.
Manning, Jason Foley, Alex Lange and their catcher Eric Haase (Pic Credit: Detroit Free Press)
On Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Detroit Tigers and their pitching scripted history. Starting pitcher Matt Manning combined with his relief pitchers Jason Foley and Alex Lange to throw the franchise’s first combined no-hitter. This was also the team’s ninth no-hitter in MLB history and their first since 2021, when Spencer Turnbull managed this feat.
In the past few years, the Tigers have seen a rapid decline. Once a constant threat, they have started to spiral down from the top. Even this year, the Tigers do not have a great record. However, this does not take away from the historic feat they achieved. This feat by their pitchers is the second instance of a no-hitter this season, the first being mere days before in the form of Domingo German’s perfect game.
Starting pitcher Manning was as tough as it gets. The southpaw threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He would hand over the reins to right-hander Foley. After a scoreless seventh and eighth inning, things set up perfectly for Lange to finish it off. He went up against the likes of Bo Bichette, Brandon Belt and Vlad Guerrero Jr. and came out on top to record a piece of history.
This season, some of the big names in MLB have failed to live up to the hype and expectations. The Blue Jays are one of them. The Toronto based team has been one of the most inconsistent this season. Their recent slump against one of the worst sides in the league, the Tigers, raises some serious questions about their capabilities this year.
Twitter reacts as Detroit Tigers record their ninth no-hitter in MLB history
The game of baseball is really unpredictable. On a given day, any team can stun the other despite their current standings or poor form. A day after hammering them 12-2, thanks to a solid return from Alek Manoah, nobody would have predicted this outing. The Blue Jays were nowhere near their best with their bats in this 2-0 defeat.
In the history of MLB, this was the 320th no-hitter. This was, however, the first combined no-no since the Houston Astros managed one in Game 5 of the World Series against the Phillies. Twitter was absolutely living this moment and spared no chance to take a laugh at the Blue Jays. Here are a handful of reactions regarding this feat.
As a result of this defeat, the Blue Jays are now level with the Yankees with a 49-41 record. With one more game to go before the All-Star break, the Blue Jays will have to forget about this and come together strong. At this rate, they are one of the big names that are likely to miss the postseason if things do not change drastically.
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