Last night in Seattle, Washington the Detroit Tigers' hurler Spencer Turnbull threw a no-hitter against the Mariners. It was the 5th no-hitter thrown this season in Major League Baseball.

Spencer Turnbull was born in Demopolis, Alabama, and attended Alabama University where he played for the Tide.

Currently, he has a 3-2 record with a 2.88 ERA. This is the 8th Tiger to pitch a no-no in their history. This is the first one since 2011 when Justin Verlander threw one.

Verlander threw two no-hitters when he was with Detroit. This is the fourth no-no since I’ve been alive. Jack Morris threw one against the White Sox in 1984.

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The Tigers are ten games under five hundred. Really, this team needs more hitting and is not that good but not awful.

So, Turnbull got the job done with a no-hitter. The Tigers might be marginal at best right now, but this no-no from Turnbull could help them out in the long run. Sparky Anderson always said he could get a good gauge on a team after 40 games.

Detroit has won the last seven out of nine games. The Tigers are currently 16-26 and nine and a half games out of first place. They will play the Mariners again tonight at 10:10 PM on the west coast swing.

Skubal takes the bump for Motown tonight, and he has smelled this season with an 0-6 record. Maybe some of Turnbull’s no-no can rub off on him.

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