Edwin Jackson pitched pretty well against the Tigers back on June 19 as the Diamondbacks ended Detroit's winning streak, but that was nothing compared to what he pulled off down in Tampa Bay on Friday.â†µ
That last number is the most important, because Jackson threw a no-hitter in a 1-0 Arizona victory despite throwing eight walks and an astounding 149 pitches. Jackson racked up a ton of pitches on a few occasions last season for the Tigers, but to throw 149 and get a no-hitter is pretty remarkable. Some have said that the no-hitter deserves an asterisk because of the eight walks and high pitch count, but in a sense it's almost more impressive that he managed to not allow a hit despite obviously not having perfect control of the ball.â†µ
This no-hitter may surprise many considering Jackson has struggled this season, but Gerald Laird and Jeremy Bonderman, two of his former teammates, didn't sound too shocked that it happened. Laird even said Jackson "has the stuff to throw a no-hitter."