While Reid Detmers wasn’t exactly a household name before Tuesday night, he’s going to be a lot more famous now.
— Bally Sports West (@BallySportWest) May 11, 2022
The MLB world heaped a lot of well deserved praise on Detmers following this gem.
Congratulations to Reid Detmers and Chad Wallach.
— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) May 11, 2022
REID DETMERS NO HITTER
THIS TEAM IS SPECIAL
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN THE MOST INCREDIBLE FEW DAYS OF MY LIFE.
COULDNT LOVE THEM ANY MORE IF I TRIED
WOW JUST WOW
— LA Angels UK (@LAAngelsUK) May 11, 2022
FINAL: Reid Detmers has thrown a no-hitter. The 12th in Angels history.
The former top prospect did the unthinkable tonight. What nan incredible performance.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) May 11, 2022
Detmers had never thrown more than 6 innings in pro ball after being drafted in 2020. He never threw more than 8 innings in a game during his college career at Louisville. There is no training to finish that – just adrenaline and weightlessness. No-hitters are utterly amazing.
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) May 11, 2022
#Angels lefty Reid Detmers has done it. He's thrown the 12th no-hitter in club history and the second in the Majors this year. He entered with a 6.33 ERA in 10 career starts but showed why he was considered such a top prospect.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) May 11, 2022
This was the second no-hitter of the season but the first of its kind. In 2022’s previous no-hitter, five different New York Mets pitchers combined to no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies. Detmers had the first solo no-hitter of the season.
While the solo no-hitter is the more conventional version, Detmers’ effort was anything but, especially in the modern fame. Baseball games in 2022 tend to feature an abundance of strikeouts, Detmers struck out only two Tampa hitters. That’s the fewest number of strikeouts in a no-hitter in more than a decade.
Congratulations to Reid Detmers on the no-hitter, but let’s not forget this was a team effort! Detmers’ 2 strikeouts are the fewest in a no-hitter since Francisco Liriano on May 3rd, 2011. Congratulations to the entire Los Angeles @Angels squad on this great achievement.
— Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports) May 11, 2022
By contrast, while the Angels won the game 12-0, their hitters struck out six times.
Pitching to contact did enable Detmers to keep his pitch count down. He threw 108 pitches on the day, walking only one hitter.
How this no-hitter compares to others that have been thrown throughout history is up to the individual beholder. But this one will stand out.