Tigers’ Tarik Skubal has tough act to follow vs. Blue Jays

Tariq Skubel and Detroit Tigers Relief workers have an impossible task to follow on Sunday

Three Tigers The pitchers etched their names into the team record books on Saturday with a combined no-hitter from Matt Manning, Jason Foley and Alex Lange in a 2-0 win. toronto blue jays, Both teams will play their final game before the All-Star break in Detroit on Sunday afternoon

It was the 20th combined no-hitter in major league history. It was also the ninth no-hitter Tigers History and first joint. Last Tigers The pitcher to record a no-hitter was Spencer Turnbull, who accomplished the feat on May 18, 2021, against the Seattle Mariners.

“It’s very sick,” said Foley. “Whenever you achieve something like that in sport, it’s amazing. And I’m glad I got a chance to do it with these guys.”

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Detroit’s pitchers definitely got some help. Shortstop Javier Baez made a nice running catch on a ball hit by Bo Bichette and right fielder Kerry Carpenter made a sliding catch in wrong field off of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ball.

“You have to tip your hat to good pitching and some great defense,” blue Jays said manager John Schneider. “Javi made a great play off Boe and Carpenter took a catch off Vlady. That’s usually what happens – you have some good pitching with some good play.”

Skubel (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his second start of the season for Detroit on Sunday. Skubel, who had flexor tendon surgery last summer, pitched four no-hit innings against Oakland on Tuesday.

Manager AJ Hinch said, “He’s coming back from a big injury. He’s not going to go nine innings.” “He’s not going to throw a no-hitter or set any personal records.”

Scoble was pleased with the start of his season.

“I’m healthy and it was fun to go out there and compete – and that was the goal,” Skubel said. “Just to come out of it feeling good and I do. The nervousness was definitely there but it was good to be out there and do what I do.”

The left-hander allowed only one baserunner when hit by a pitch. He also hit a six.

“I’m going to attack,” he said. “If you can hit it you hit it, if you can’t you can’t hit it. Just getting over that mindset is a big deal.”

Hinch inserted rookie Reese Olson in relief of Skubel on Tuesday, and he’ll likely do so again against. blue Jays, He saved the A’s with one hit in five innings in a game that Oakland won 1–0 in 10 innings.

Chris Bassitt (8-5, 4.09 ERA), who will start the series finale for Toronto, survived a tough period to post back-to-back solid outings. Bassett gave up 15 earned runs in 11 2/3 innings during three starts last month. In his final start of June, he threw six shutouts against San Francisco while striking out 12.

In his outing on Tuesday, Bassett allowed three runs and six hits over six innings against the Chicago White Sox.

Lost in the excitement of the no-hitter was the triumphant comeback. Tigers Outfielder Riley Green. After recovering from a foot injury, Green was placed on the injured list on Saturday and reached base four times. he was 2-for-2 and walked twice

–Field Level Media

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