Detmers no-hits Rays in lopsided win

by Gary Shelton on May 11, 2022

in general

Wednesday, 3 a.m.

Reid Detmers?


It is completely understandable that the Rays were no-hit against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday night. In the best of times, their offense seems to fade in and out like bad radio reception. Factor in that the Rays used six hitters whose averages were .229 or less. So, yeah, a night without a hit is conceivable.

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But Reid Detmers?

Detmers, a 22-year-old left-hander, flunmoxed the Rays Wednesday night. Detmers had only two wins in the major leagues, and it was just his 11th start. But Detmers gave up only one walk and allowed one man to reach on an error to dominate the Rays in a 12-0 laugher.

The Rays had been no-hit six times in their history.

"He mixed his pitches," said Rays' manager Kevin Cash. "He thew a big breaking ball in there. He had  his fastball locating at the top of the zone. When you do something special like he did tonight, you need to have everything working and he did. Look, we don’t know the guy very well, but it certainly appeared from our viewpoint that he had everything going."

Once again, a young pitcher had his way with the Rays. Vidal Brujan lined out to third in the sixth inning, but the Rays didn't have many hard-hit balls.

In two games against the Rays, the Angels have 23 rums and 29 hits. Mike Trout hit two homers for the Angels.

Corey Kluber started for the Rays, but he gave up eight earned runs in three innings.

"They squared up balls, and the ones they didn’t found holes as well," Cash said. "They had a really solid approach to him. 

The Rays will play Anaheim again tonight at 7:07 p.m. Shane McClanahan will start for Tampa Bay against Shohei Ohtani.

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