0, 0, 0: Putting Verlander’s 3rd career no-hitter into perspective-TUE0903

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Justin Verlander becomes sixth pitcher with three career no-hitters
2 How Verlander's 9/1 performance compares to his other two no-nos
3 Astros have two of season's four no-hitters and 13 of MLB's 303 total
4 Dodgers have most no-hitters in history, and have been no-hit the most
5 Team-by-team career no-hitters thrown; number of times being no-hit

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Justin Verlander of Houston threw his third career no-hitter on Sept. 1, and second against the Blue Jays

14, 4

Verlander had 14 strikeouts against Toronto in 2019 no-hitter vs. four Ks in 2011 gem against Jays


VERLANDER NO-HITTER COMPARISON
DATE 9/1/2019 5/7/2011 6/12/2007
OPP at Tor at Tor vs. Mil
Pitches 120 108 112
Strikes 79 74 73
Balls 41 34 39
Walks 1 1 4
Strikeouts 14 4 12
Batters 28 27 30
Contact 38 48 35
K swinging 22 11 19
K looking 19 15 19
Groundouts 6 12 10
Fly balls 7 10 4

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35 pitchers in MLB history have thrown more than one no-hitter; 6 have three or more in their careers

  • 7: Nolan Ryan, last one on 5/1/1991

  • 4: Sandy Koufax, 9/9/1965 (perfect game)

  • 3: Justin Verlander, 9/1/2019

  • 3: Bob Feller, 7/1/1951

  • 3: Cy Young, 6/30/1908

  • 3: Larry Corcoran, 7/27/1881


4

Verlander’s gem was fourth

no-hitter in 2019 and second

for Astros this season

303

The four no-hitters in 2019 make it 303 in Major League history

  • 9/1: Justin Verlander, Astros (2-0 at Blue Jays)

  • 8/3: 4 pitchers combined, Astros (9-0 vs. Mariners)

  • 7/12: Taylor Cole/Felix Pena, Angels (13-0 vs. Mariners)

  • 5/7: Mike Fiers, A’s (2-0 vs. Reds)


13

Verlander’s no-hitter was

the 13th in franchise history

and Astros’ second in 2019

18

Astros 18th club in history with multiple no-hitters in same season;  no club has three in a season

NO-HITTERS BY ASTROS
DATE PITCHER OPPONENT
9/1/2019 Justin Verlander Blue Jays
8/3/2019 Aaron Sanchez-b Mariners
8/21/2015 Mike Fiers Dodgers
6/11/2003 Roy Oswalt-a Yankees
9/8/1993 Darryl Kile Mets
9/25/1986 Mike Scott Giants
9/26/1981 Nolan Ryan Dodgers
4/7/1979 Ken Forsch Braves
7/9/1976 Larry Dierker Expos
5/1/1969 Don Wilson Reds
6/18/1967 Don Wilson Braves
4/23/1964 Ken Johnson Reds
5/17/1963 Don Nottebart Phillies
a-Roy Oswalt (1 inning), Peter Munro (2.2),
Kirk Saarloos (1.1), Brad Lidge (2)
Octavio Dotel (1), Billy Wagner (1)
b-Aaron Sanchez (6), Will Harris (1),
Joe Biagini (1), Chris Devenski (1)

NOTABLE NUMBERS

3

Verlander is third pitcher in MLB history with multiple no-hitters against same team

  • 1908, ‘10: Indians’ Addie Joss vs White Sox

  • 2013-14: Giants’ Tim Lincecum vs. Padres

14

Verlander strikeouts three off record of 17 in no-hitter, set by Ryan in 1973, tied by Max Scherzer in 2015

  • 24,104: Crowd in Toronto

  • 26: Verlander retired the last 26 hitters in a row

  • 120: Pitches thrown, Verlander’s 57th game in which he’s thrown at least 120 pitches; career high 132

  • 2: First pitcher in history to pitch two no-hitters on the road in the same ballpark

  • 9: Career shutouts for Verlander, first in 2019

  • 5: Verlander is fifth pitcher to reach 250 strikeouts in season at least five times, joining Scherzer, Ryan, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens

  • 6: Blue Jays were no-hit for sixth time


MLB no-hitters by division

30: No-hitters thrown by defunct franchises

Teams with most no-hitters


Teams no-hit the most times


AL East no-hitters for/against


AL Central no-hitters for/against


AL West no-hitters for/against


NL East no-hitters for/against


NL Central no-hitters for/against


NL West no-hitters for/against


Source: mlb.com; baseballalmanac.com; baseball-reference.com