|Sunday, May 30th, 2021|
The no-hitter is one of baseball’s truly egalitarian achievements. It’s done by the great and the not-so-great alike, and for nearly all of them it represents the pinnacle of a career. Seattle Mariners pitcherArchie Bradley had his moment today at T-Mobile Park, holding the Texas Rangers hitless and beating them, 7-0.
“Everything was working for him,” Rangers manager Manny Acta said. “He had a lot of late movement that seemed to cause the guys trouble, especially from the fifth inning on. He was in command.”
Bradley rung up 13 strikeouts, issued 2 walks and faced only 28 hitters in his historic outing. After the game, he spoke to BNN reporters in the Seattle locker room.
“I really got nervous in the last inning,” Bradley recalled. “I knew I had a chance at a no-hitter but it was hard to stay calm and concentrate. Thank goodness for my catcher. He told me he would do all the thinking and I could just concentrate on hitting his glove.”
This season Bradley has gone 5-1 with an ERA of 3.78, posting 58 strikeouts in 64.1 innings.