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Edwin Jackson no-hitter

Posted by Andy on June 25, 2010

In what has been an up-and-down season for Edwin Jackson, tonight he hits a peak by no-hitting the Rays.

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His no-hitter included 8 walks and comprised a whipping 149 pitches.

Within the seasons that have pitch counts, the PI finds no no-hitters with more pitches:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc
1 Randy Johnson 1990-06-02 SEA DET W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 6 8 0 138 88 89
2 Sandy Koufax 1962-06-30 LAD NYM W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 5 13 0 138 80 95
3 Bud Smith 2001-09-03 STL SDP W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 4 7 0 134 78 90
4 Dwight Gooden 1996-05-14 NYY SEA W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 6 5 0 134 74 86
5 Kent Mercker 1994-04-08 ATL LAD W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 4 10 0 131 85 93
6 Andy Hawkins 1990-07-01 NYY CHW L 0-4 CG 8 ,L 8.0 0 4 0 5 3 0 131 79 72
7 Jon Lester 2008-05-19 BOS KCR W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 2 9 0 130 86 94
8 Tommy Greene 1991-05-23 PHI MON W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 7 10 0 130 77 90
9 Nolan Ryan 1990-06-11 TEX OAK W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 2 14 0 130 86 99
10 A.J. Burnett 2001-05-12 FLA SDP W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 9 7 0 129 65 85
11 Ubaldo Jimenez 2010-04-17 COL ATL W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 6 7 0 128 72 88
12 Scott Erickson 1994-04-27 MIN MIL W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 4 5 0 128 71 88
13 Wilson Alvarez 1991-08-11 CHW BAL W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 5 7 0 128 75 89
14 Dave Stieb 1990-09-02 TOR CLE W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 4 9 0 123 75 92
15 Eric Milton 1999-09-11 MIN ANA W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 2 13 0 122 78 98
16 Nolan Ryan 1991-05-01 TEX TOR W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 2 16 0 122 83 101
17 David Wells 1998-05-17 NYY MIN W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 0 11 0 120 79 98
18 Matt Young 1992-04-12 (1) BOS CLE L 1-2 CG 8 ,L 8.0 0 2 2 7 6 0 120 63 73
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Generated 6/25/2010.

Jackson joins a short list of guys to walk at least 8 while throwing a no-no:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc
1 Jim Maloney 1965-08-19 (1) CIN CHC W 1-0 SHO10 ,W 10.0 0 0 0 10 12 0 94
2 A.J. Burnett 2001-05-12 FLA SDP W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 9 7 0 129 65 85
3 Nolan Ryan 1974-09-28 CAL MIN W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 8 15 0 94
4 Dock Ellis 1970-06-12 (1) PIT SDP W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 8 6 0 85
5 Matt Young 1992-04-12 (1) BOS CLE L 1-2 CG 8 ,L 8.0 0 2 2 7 6 0 120 63 73
6 Tommy Greene 1991-05-23 PHI MON W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 7 10 0 130 77 90
7 Joe Cowley 1986-09-19 CHW CAL W 7-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 0 1 1 7 8 0 84
8 Bill Stoneman 1972-10-02 (1) MON NYM W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 7 9 0 89
9 Burt Hooton 1972-04-16 CHC PHI W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 7 7 0 87
10 Sam Jones 1955-05-12 CHC PIT W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 7 6 0 86
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Generated 6/25/2010.

Jackson becomes the first player since Livan Hernandez in 2005 to throw as many as 149 pitches in a game.

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19 Responses to “Edwin Jackson no-hitter”

  1. This has been an absolutely insane year for pitching - two, almost three, perfect games, and two other no-hitters? I think the steroid era is officially done.

  2. Using the basic pitch count estimator at Wikipedia, Maloney comes in at 169 pitches.

    Interestingly, through the end of that season, he made nine more starts after that game, going 6-3 with a 2.08 ERA.

  3. And here I thought there was a rule against throwing a gross! Not the prettiest no-no you ever saw, but plenty good. Congrats, Edwin!

  4. Jackson threw 70 balls and 79 strikes tonight. That's a 53% strike rate. Congratulations to him!

  5. The Pirates lose a lot but at least they get hits in their losses.
    Tampa on the other hand...no hits tonight, nothing against the A's about a month ago, and another nothing from last year.

  6. He did pretty well for my Tigers in the first half of the season last year but then tapered off. He's got a ton of talent but sometimes seems to have problems keeping it together. I'm happy to see him make the record books.

  7. over the past, say, 20 years, what team has been no-hit the most? i'm thinking the Rays have to be up there. Derek Lowe's no-hitter, the perfect games by Buehrle and Braden, and now this.

  8. Tommy, I think the Rays, Pods and O's each have 4 now in the last 20.

    http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/832AJ

  9. too bad the rays at this rate won't even make the post season...at least they are making every other team happy!

  10. In the most recent 5 games when a starter throws 140 or more pitches, there have been a total of 16 walks...
    If you throw out yesterday's game, the other 4 have a total of 8 walks between them. This guy had 8 walks!

  11. This game gave Jackson exactly 777 career innings. Pretty neat.

  12. Looking into pitch counts makes me wonder -- is there a way that we coult get them for Johnny Vander Meer's second no-no? I don't have precise data on that, but I do recall my dad telling me that Mechecnie had the bullpen up several times because of Vander Meers' wildness. He was sitting near the bullpen at Crosley that day, and used to tell us about how he kept booing the relievers that the manager would send down to warm up, just in case.

  13. Johnny Vander Meer had 8 walks in his second no-no against Brooklyn on June 15, 1938.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BRO/BRO193806150.shtml

  14. Perhaps it was the first no-hitter -- but it was in Boston {at least, so I was told}

  15. Never mind -- unless somebody moved Ebbetts Field to Boston for that one game, my sister is {Being polite} "errant". I am looking at our memorabilia now -- the stub says Ebbotts Field. It also says that this was a night game -- Brooklyn's first.

  16. Johnny Twisto Says:

    Frank, using Tangotiger's pitch count estimator, Vander Meer threw around 144 pitches.

  17. Thanks, Johnny. Not the record -- but pretty imposing none the less.

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