The Seattle Mariners pitching staff threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night (June 8). It was an amazing display of pitching, even though Kevin Millwood (the starting pitcher) had to come out of the game after six strong innings on the mound.
It ended up taking six pitchers for the Mariners to finish off the no-hitter, but it was a moment that goes down in history for the franchise. This was just the third no-hitter that has been thrown in the history of the Mariners, with the other two belonging to Randy Johnson and Chris Bosio.
Millwood hurt his leg during warm-ups in the top of the seventh inning, giving way to Charlie Furbush in order to see to the injury. Four other relievers would follow Furbush to the mound, but not one of them would end up allowing a hit in the final three innings of the game.
The Mariners would end up winning this one 1-0, showing that the team is still dominating when it comes to interleague play. There is no word yet on how long Millwood might be lost to the pitching staff, but the Mariners have to be hoping that he can get back to the mound very soon.
Do you think that the Seattle Mariners' no-hitter that used six pitchers is tougher to accomplish than one that is completed by just one pitcher? Did you happen to watch the game?