The only thing better than throwing a no-hitter is doing it at home, and Justin Verlander’s no-hitter in a 4-0 vistory over the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007 was the first ever for Comerica Park and the first by a Tiger pitcher since Jack Morris tossed one in 1984. Verlander, the 2006 American League Rookie of the Year, pitched 9 scoreless innings and tossed a dozen strikeouts. ESPN has the box score and also some footage of a couple of stellar plays by Magglio Ordonez & Neifi Perez.
Justin Verlander: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 – Roar of the Tigers writes that when Verlander threw a fastball at 102 mph (gun inflation? maybe. I think it might be more or less accurate, though, and was juiced more with adrenaline) IN THE NINTH INNING, after he had already passed the 100-pitch markâ€¦ Verlander wasn’t just still pitching; he was STILL DOMINATING.
No runs, no hits, no errors from Mack Avenue Tigers says that 000 000 000 0 0 0 is a thing of beauty.
In So, Guess What I Did Tuesday Night… a happy Josh Wallen at The Daily Fungo tells us that Comerica was every bit as loud as it was last year in the World Series.
Slideshow of photos from Verlander’s no-no on Flickr – view from the stands.
Wikipedia’s no-hitter entry explains what a no-hitter is (for those who might be wondering) and also that Verlander’s was the 234th in Major League Baseball history.