Justin Verlander no-hit the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Comerica Park in a 4-0 victory. Verlander has impressed me recently with his power arm, and while I’d rather have seen about 25 other teams in Major League Baseball reach this feat, he sounds like he deserved it.
According to the Fox Sports Net Detroit radar gun, he was hitting 102 mph in the ninth inning. The last out of the game was a fly ball to right off the bat of JJ Hardy.
The game marked a career high of 12 K’s for Verlander. The no hitter was the second of this season in Major League Baseball and the first since Mark Buerhle accomplished the feat earlier in the season. The no-hitter was the first Tigers no-hitter since Jack Morris’ no-hitter at old Comiskey Park against the White Sox in 1984.
I guess if anything, the good news is that the Reds pick up another game on the Milwaukee Brewers. The bad news is the Tigers are on a roll and usually a no-hitter sparks a bit of baseball magic.