Arizona Diamondbacks rookie left-hander Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres last night in Arizona. Gilbert made big-league history individually and on a league-wide basis. Gilbert is 27 and made his first career start last night and just his 4th career appearance in the majors. He became the 4th ever pitcher to pitch a no-hitter in his first ever start joining Theodore Breitenstein (1891), Bumpus Jones (1892), and Bob Holloman (1953).
Additionally, Gilbert’s no-hitter was the 8th no-hitter thrown this year in the 2021 regular season which marks a record for the most no-hitters ever thrown in a MLB season. 7 no-hitters was the most thrown before and that mark had been reached in 2015. Gilbert’s no-hitter was just the 3rd in Diamondbacks history. He’s the first to throw one at home for the D-Backs. Here is a clip of the final out…for a second it looks like this ball may get down for a base hit!