Tigers Pitcher Spencer Turnbull Throws a No-No
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.
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.