Mariners’ James Paxton Earns Team’s Sixth No-Hitter In Franchise History In Win Vs. Blue Jays [VIDEO]
The 29-year-old Canadian lefty threw for all nine innings of the Mariners’ 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. According to MLB.com, this marked the sixth no-hitter in Mariners history. Paxton accomplished this with 99 throws.
Here are the five other Mariners to have ever recorded a no-hitter:
- Randy Johnson; June 2, 1990
- Chris Bosio; April 22, 1993
- Committee**; June 8, 2012
- Felix Hernandez; Aug. 15, 2012
- Hisashi Iwakuma; Aug 12, 2015
James Paxton, back-to-back starts
May 2, 2018: 16 strikeouts
May 8, 2018: no-hitter
Max Scherzer, back-to-back starts
June 14, 2015: 16 strikeouts
June 20, 2015: no-hitter
— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) May 9, 2018
Paxton also accomplished another feat: he is the first Canadian-born MLB pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Canada.
Paxton on his no-no at Rogers Centre: “Of all places, to do it in Toronto, it’s pretty amazing.” 🇨🇦
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) May 9, 2018
Just last week, Paxton wowed after finishing with a career-high 16 strikeouts in a 3-2 loss against the Oakland Athletics in Seattle.
According to CBS Sports, Paxton had one of his best performances in April 2015, when he allowed just two hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings.
Here is a video of Paxton’s last pitch on Tuesday night:
.@James_Paxton’s last three pitches:
THAT’S how you finish a no-no. pic.twitter.com/BWdmtS863U
— MLB (@MLB) May 9, 2018
Paxton now boasts an ERA of 3.40.
.@James_Paxton’s in elite company.
He’s the 1st AL pitcher to pitch a 16-strikeout game and a no-hitter in the same season since Nolan Ryan (recorded both on 5/1/91). pic.twitter.com/LI7zNyvCd0
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) May 9, 2018
The Mariners (20-14, third in AL West) next face the Blue Jays again at 7:07pm EST on Wednesday for the second game of a three-game series in Toronto.