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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert tosses MLB’s eighth no-hitter in first start

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Tyler Gilbert, making his first big league start, tossed a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in a 7-0 win Saturday night at Chase Field.

It was the eighth no-hitter of the season, matching the major league record set in 1884, the first season overhand pitching was allowed.

Gilbert, selected in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft last winter, had five strikeouts and three walks. He previously made three scoreless relief appearances with Arizona this season.

The only other pitchers to throw a no-hitter in their first career MLB start are Ted Breitenstein in 1891, Bumpus Jones in 1892 and Bobo Holloman in 1953, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 14, 2021 at 10:52 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: August 14, 2021 at 11:31 PM (#6034454)
We need to get him a good nickname fast.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: August 14, 2021 at 11:46 PM (#6034457)
#crossthread

sure, others have pitched a NO-HITTER in the their first MLB start.

who can forget Ted Breitenstein, for the St. Louis Browns - in the American Association in 1891, on the final day of the season. Ted became a workhorse for the NL Browns and Reds, finishing 160-170 in only nine full MLB seasons.

Bumpus Jones also performed the feat a year later, for the Reds - also on the final day of the season. The Bumpmeister settled for a 2-4 career record.

then they moved the mound to 60 feet, 6 inches and - well, there was a lull.

finally Bobo Holloman just did it back in... ok, 1953, also for the St. Louis Browns. Bobo went 3-7 that year, and Satchel Paige saved his final win. and then - it was over.
   3. 57i66135 is available to babysit, for a price Posted: August 14, 2021 at 11:46 PM (#6034458)
bud smith isn't walking through that door.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 14, 2021 at 11:47 PM (#6034459)
Why aren't more players named Bumpus anymore?
   5. The Duke Posted: August 15, 2021 at 12:02 AM (#6034461)
Pretty exciting to see. Against a pretty good team as well. May be his biggest career moment
   6. Walt Davis Posted: August 15, 2021 at 03:52 AM (#6034466)
There was also Earl Bumpus who pitched and played the field a bit in the NeL for 1944-48.

Mr Jones was Charles Leander. If his SABR bio explains why he was called Bumpus, I didn't find it. He may have been part African-American and/or Native American. He seems to have had a bad habit of accepting signing bonuses from more than one team at the same time (could happen to anybody!) Apparently he was quite famous for his era and the SABR bio claims many subsequent pitchers named Jones inherited "Bumpus."
   7. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 15, 2021 at 09:51 AM (#6034471)
   8. pikepredator Posted: August 15, 2021 at 09:53 AM (#6034472)
How about GoGo Gilbert? He moved his 1/2 of the game right along and pairs nicely with BoBo and NoNo

Or The Grinch? Since he didn't let anybody get a hit?

   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 15, 2021 at 11:59 AM (#6034480)
Or The Grinch? Since he didn't let anybody get a hit?


???? I recall presents being stolen, and some decorations, but I'm not getting the connection.
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: August 15, 2021 at 12:22 PM (#6034482)
We need to get him a good nickname fast.
Gilbert Grape. A grape is shaped like a zero, which is the amount of hits he allowed.

edit: oh, now I see you said good nickname.
   11. pikepredator Posted: August 15, 2021 at 12:40 PM (#6034485)
???? I recall presents being stolen, and some decorations, but I'm not getting the connection.


Grinch is often used for people who don't want others to have fun/is a killjoy . . . Hit Nazi is a little too edgy for me . . . couldn't really work an MC Hammer reference (You can't touch this) . . . I'm never afraid to brainstorm and if the room doesn't approve I'm fine with moving on.
   12. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 15, 2021 at 01:49 PM (#6034494)
Very cool to get a no-hitter with his family in the stands. Amazing.
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 15, 2021 at 02:10 PM (#6034496)

Grinch is often used for people who don't want others to have fun/is a killjoy . . . Hit Nazi is a little too edgy for me . . . couldn't really work an MC Hammer reference (You can't touch this) . . . I'm never afraid to brainstorm and if the room doesn't approve I'm fine with moving on.


The "Hit Miser" perhaps? Like Mr. Heat Miser. Could do a parody of that song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQM5aBCnYqI
   14. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 15, 2021 at 03:53 PM (#6034502)
Gilbert Grape. A grape is shaped like a zero, which is the amount of hits he allowed.

Headline after his next start: GRAPE GETS SQUEEZED! (or GRAPE STILL HAS JUICE!)
   15. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 15, 2021 at 05:44 PM (#6034513)
Gilbert Grape. A grape is shaped like a zero, which is the amount of hits he allowed.

Gilbert Gottfried, because he gives up no laughs in the opposing dugout either.
   16. Moeball Posted: August 15, 2021 at 11:17 PM (#6034544)
The Bobo no-no in 1953 was a classic from stories I've read. Some have described it as either the worst pitched no-hitter ever or the greatest fielding exhibition of all time. Supposedly Bobo didn't have very good stuff that game and the opposing batters were hitting line drives all over the place but acrobatic fielding ruled the day. If outfielders weren't making leaping catches against the wall then the infielders were making diving stops in all directions. Somehow inning after inning went by without anything falling in for a hit. Adding to this bizarre spectacle, apparently the weather was poor and the team was happy that fans braved the elements to come out to the park. So they announced that if you turned in your ticket stub at game's end you could get a coupon to redeem for another ticket later in the season. As it turned out very few tickets got turned in as fans got an experience to remember. Holloman totally lucked into this no hitter; subsequent outings showed him continuing to struggle and luck stopped favoring him as he got shelled repeatedly. He was back in the minors before long.
   17. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 15, 2021 at 11:42 PM (#6034548)
Triston McKenzie, he of the 1-5 record and 5.66 ERA going in, retired the first 23 Tigers today before Harold Castro lined an eighth-inning single. I'd argue he pitched a better game than Gilbert: 8 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 11 K.
   18. Hank Gillette Posted: August 16, 2021 at 03:22 PM (#6034608)
Pretty exciting to see. Against a pretty good team as well. May be his biggest career moment


It’s all downhill from here?
   19. Hank Gillette Posted: August 16, 2021 at 03:23 PM (#6034609)
Tyler Gilbert: “So, what is the big deal about the major leagues?”
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 16, 2021 at 03:32 PM (#6034612)
McKenzie is a legit top 100 prospect. Tyler Gilbert was selected in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft.
   21. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 16, 2021 at 04:03 PM (#6034616)
True, RoyalsRetro. I think McKenzie will be at least an above-average MLB starter; he has great stuff and poise.
   22. sunday silence (again) Posted: August 16, 2021 at 04:18 PM (#6034621)
No. 16 I think is a bit of an exageration. There were two great plays one in the 2nd inn. the LF Dyck making a leaping catch at the wall and Billy Hunter's stopping a GB and pegging out the runner in the 8th. Holloman walked 3 guys in the 9th, and there was a guy on the third when the final out was made. It wasnt a classic by any means but not Bill Bevens level sloppy (10 walks in the near miss in 1947). It was 5 walks (3 in the ninth) and one reached on an error.

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