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Rays prospect Jake Odorizzi pitches in for tandem no-hitter

May 5, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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The Durham Bulls tossed a tandem no-hitter this afternoon against the Pawtucket Red Sox behind starter Jake Odorizzi, who threw seven hitless, shut-out innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked four. Relievers Frank De Los Santos, Kirby Yates and Jeff Beliveau held the Sox hitless over the final two innings as the Bulls went on to win 2-1.

Odorizzi, rated among the top-50 prospects by going into each of the past two seasons, was acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays along with Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, and Mike Montgomery in the trade that sent James Shields, Wade Davis, and Elliot Johnson to the Kansas City Royals. The 23-year-old Odorizzi entered the afternoon with a 3.33 ERA and a 36/9 K/BB in 27 innings.

  1. rbj1 - May 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    98 pitches for Verlander through 6. I wonder if Leyland would let him complete it?

    • tfbuckfutter - May 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      If it takes you 98 pitches to get through 6 innings against the Astros you don’t deserve a no-hitter.

      It should take like….25. Maybe 30.

  2. onbucky96 - May 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Great. As a Brewer fan, seeing this after watching Marco Estrada “pitch” today doesn’t help my attitude .

    • mjames1229 - May 5, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      Odorizzi also pitched a no-hitter in A ball in the Brewers system in 2010.

  3. randygnyc - May 5, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Justin with 106 pitches, one out in the 7th

  4. randygnyc - May 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    And, Pena broke it up

  5. soundsofsuccess7 - May 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    No hitter with a run allowed huh… Not as impressive by any means

    • tfbuckfutter - May 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      I don’t know.

      26 no-hitters at the major league level have included at least one run being scored by the hitless team.

      Out of 279.

      So when there is less than 1% chance of doing something specific in the act of doing something else that is also very rare….that’s kind of impressive.

      Kind of like pitching a no-hitter and losing. Which has also happened.

      • bdickey33 - May 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM

        10% but got the point.

  6. rbj1 - May 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Moot now.

  7. sportsnut101 - May 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Verlander. Throws to many pitches in games Not good

  8. dadawg77 - May 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    It doesn’t count as a no hitter now with the a pitcher has to pitch nine innings for it to count. But I have seen a pitcher toss what then was considered a no hitter an lose.

  9. hittfamily - May 5, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    What the fuck does Justin Verlander have to do with any of this?

  10. kollin7 - May 5, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Zack Greinke sure is good at getting more than enough in his trades.

    Royals got elite shortstop Alcides Escobar, and Odirizzi from Brewers for Greinke, who helped them get James Shields and Wade Davis who have helped propel them into contender status.

    Brewers got Jean Segura who looks to be a flat-out star so far in his career, and 6’9″ #3 prospect in Brewers organization, Johnny Hellweg.

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