Edwin Jackson, and ex player of the Rays 2008 Championship team and was later traded to the Detroit Tigers for Matt Joyce, threw a no hitter against the Rays in a 1-0 loss. Jackson’s nono was not pretty as he walked eight, hit a batter, and had a base runner reach on an error. So it’s easy to say this was not a pretty no hitter. Jackson threw 149 pitches in this game, the most thrown since 2005. “We needed to get him sooner,” Maddon said. “It was there for us. We failed to get any hits. Even a sacrifice fly would have worked. We let him off, and he normally gets better as the game gets longer.”
This was the second no hitter thrown against the Rays this season and the 3rd within a year span; no team has ever accomplished this horrendous stat. Dallas Braden was the other pitcher who threw a perfect game against them earlier in the year.
The Rays have not done well so far this season against National Legue teams with an interleague record (6-10). Their overall record has fallen to (43-30) and are now tied for second with the Red Sox, three games back from the Yankees.