The Seattle Mariners joined the history books on Friday night. It took them five pitchers and some tight moments, but they were able to record a no hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It takes talent and luck to throw a no hitter and even more of that stuff to throw a multiple pitcher no hitter.
Kevin Millwood started the Seattle Mariners off with six innings of no hit ball before he left with an injury. Charlie Furbush did two thirds of an inning, followed by Stephen Pryor getting one out. Lucas Luetge issued a couple of walks in his one third of an innings, but Brandon League bailed him out. Tom Wilhelmsen came in and finished it off with a no hit ninth inning.
A multiple pitcher no hitter is extremely rare and with good reason. This was only the tenth combined no hitter in baseball history. If a pitcher has a no hitter going, who in their right mind is going to pull them? No hitters like this only occur if there is an injury or if it is a NL game and someone is used as a pinch hitter.
It has been a long year for the Seattle Mariners. They have some good young pieces but it is not enough to actually make noise in the AL. They are still a couple years away from contending but this moment is one that they will not forget. It is not often that you can join the record books and have so many players share in the moment. Definition of a team moment right there.