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Ervin Santana, Third No-Hitter of 2011 July 28, 2011

Posted by tomflesher in Baseball.
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Ervin Santana of The World’s Worst Sports Blog‘s favorite American League team, the Los Angeles Angels, no-hit the Cleveland Indians yesterday. The phrase I normally use would have included the word “blanked,” but Santana allowed one unearned run in the first inning due to an error by Erick Aybar and a wild pitch of his own. David Huff took the loss.

Raphy at Baseball Reference has already done the honors of digging out no-hit non-shutout games, including Jered Weaver‘s heartbreaking 1-0, 0 ER 6-hitless-inning loss. I would, however, like to recognize the efforts of the other seven guys who started a game and left with no hits. Miguel Batista, Kyle Davies, and John Danks did it with style, leaving due to injury; Jon Lester, Aaron Harang, and Chris Tillman, meanwhile, came out early for various other reasons. As for Santana, he pitched four no-hit innings in May, but was replaced by Rich Thompson in the fifth.

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