For the second weekend in a row, pitching proved powerful against the bats. Here's a rundown of some of those performances
Jackson threw a complete game no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays. He needed 149 pitches to become the 2nd player in Arizona Diamonbacks history to throw a no-hitter (Randy Johnson threw a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves on May 17, 2004.) Jackson walked 8 and struck out 6 in the victory. He is the 4th pitcher to throw a no-no against his former team since 1950 and the first since 1990.
Niemann was on the losing end of Edwin Jackson's no-hitter. Niemann pitched 7.1 innings giving up 6 hits , 1 Run (1 Earned), 2 walks and 8K's for only his 2nd loss of the season. The Rays are the first team to be no-hit three times in 12 months. Also, the Rays are the first team since the '01 Padres to be no-hit twice in one season, and they are the first American League team since the 1977 California Angels.
8.0IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 7K's against the Dodgers
7.0IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 7K's against the Yankees
CG 3H, 0R, 1BB, 4K's. 2nd straight complete game victory (Phillies and Mets)
7.2IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 10K's, against the Pirates to improve to 7-2 with a 2.88ERA
8.0IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 9K's, 1.83ERA in loss to the Padres
CG 8.0IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 3K's in loss to the Angels
7.0IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K's against the Rockies
8.0IP, 4H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 7K's against Seattle
9.0IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 9K's, 2.86ERA against the Giants
7.0IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K's in a No-Decision against the Yankees.
Let's see if the trend continues next weekend.