Click through for a few tidbits about Garza's no-hitter.
Sorry I don't have more time to write this. Real life is getting in the way.
Garza's gem doesn't quite qualify as the best Game Score for a Rays pitcher, but it's close:
|1||James Shields||2008-05-09||TBR||LAA||W 2-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||1||0||0||0||8||0||92||61||93|
|2||Ryan Rupe||1999-05-23||TBD||ANA||L 0-4||GS-9||9.0||1||0||0||0||8||0||86||59||93|
|3||Matt Garza||2010-07-26||TBR||DET||W 5-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||0||0||0||1||6||0||120||80||92|
|4||Jeff Niemann||2009-06-03||TBR||KCR||W 9-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||0||1||9||0||100||69||91|
|5||Scott Kazmir||2006-07-03||TBD||BOS||W 3-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||0||2||10||0||120||84||91|
|6||Matt Garza||2008-08-15||TBR||TEX||W 7-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||0||2||9||0||119||78||90|
|7||Matt Garza||2008-06-26||TBR||FLA||W 6-1||CG 9 ,W||9.0||1||1||1||1||10||1||108||76||90|
|8||Joe Kennedy||2003-05-02||TBD||DET||W 2-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||1||0||0||1||6||0||106||72||90|
He now owns 3 of the 8 scores in the 90s for the franchise. I'm happy to see the late Joe Kennedy's name come up on a leader board.
The game was the 26th shutout for the Rays:
|1||Jeff Niemann||3||Ind. Games|
|2||Matt Garza||3||Ind. Games|
|3||Bobby Witt||2||Ind. Games|
|4||James Shields||2||Ind. Games|
|5||Albie Lopez||2||Ind. Games|
|6||Joe Kennedy||2||Ind. Games|
|7||Rolando Arrojo||2||Ind. Games|
|8||Doug Waechter||1||Ind. Games|
|9||Steve Trachsel||1||Ind. Games|
|10||Jorge Sosa||1||Ind. Games|
|11||Andy Sonnanstine||1||Ind. Games|
|12||David Price||1||Ind. Games|
|13||Scott Kazmir||1||Ind. Games|
|14||Edwin Jackson||1||Ind. Games|
|15||Mark Hendrickson||1||Ind. Games|
|16||Travis Harper||1||Ind. Games|
|17||Wade Davis||1||Ind. Games|
Garza is one of just a handful of pitchers to do it more than once. Also, am I the only person who forgot that Bobby Witt pitched for the Rays?
Random thought: has any other pitcher ever had a no-hitter and a save in the same season?
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