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Tampa Bay Rays fast facts: Near no-hitters

Oh so close

A list of no-hitters broken up with two outs in the ninth, since 1990, with pitcher, matchup and player who got the hit:

2010

Aug. 8 — Brandon Morrow, Jays; vs. Rays, Evan Longoria (1 hit total)

June 2 — Armando Galarraga, Tigers; vs. Indians, Jason Donald (1 hit)

2007: June 7 — Curt Schilling, Red Sox; at A's, Shannon Stewart (1 hit)

2001: Sept. 2 — Mike Mussina, Yankees; at Red Sox, Carl Everett (1 hit)

1998: Sept. 27 — Roy Halladay, Jays; vs. Tigers, Bobby Higginson (1 hit)

1997: May 16 — Alan Benes, Cards; at Braves, Michael Tucker (7 hits, 13 innings)

1995

Aug. 29 — Paul Wagner, Pirates; vs. Rockies, Andres Galarraga (1 hit)

Sept. 25 — Frank Castillo, Cubs; vs. Cards, Bernard Gilkey (1 hit)

1994: June 13 — Jeff Fassero, Expos; vs. Pirates, Carlos Garcia (3 hits)

1993: April 6 — Jose Guzman, Cubs; vs. Braves, Otis Nixon (1 hit)

Source: Rays

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Close calls

Having been no-hit four times in their 2,052-game history, the Rays have come close a few other times until some ninth-inning heroics:

Date Outs Pitcher Hitter

Sunday 2 outs Brandon Morrow, Jays Evan Longoria single

6-19-01 0 outs Tim Wakefield, Red Sox Randy Winn single

8-29-00 0 outs Pedro Martinez, Red Sox John Flaherty single

Source: Rays

Tampa Bay Rays fast facts: Near no-hitters 08/08/10 [Last modified: Monday, August 9, 2010 8:35am]

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