Seattle Mariners Top 5 (Near) No-No’s In Franchise History
By Adam Levi
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The Mariners have been part of five of the MLB’s two hundred and ninety-five no-hitters. But, what is almost always forgotten are the near no-no’s that are pitched. As heart-crushing as they are, here are the top five near no-hitters in franchise history.
Taijuan Wlaker’s start on Tuesday was jaw-dropping. Despite losing a perfect game in the sixth and a no-hitter in the seventh, it was one of the most dominant pitching performances in Seattle Mariners History.
Walker’s almost no-no this week got me thinking. Who were other Mariners pitchers to get so close to immortal baseball fame only to come up short?
To qualify for this list, pitchers needed go into the seventh inning with the no hitter intact. They also needed to have recorded at least seven strikeouts. To make it on the list, all players had to also finish their respective games with complete game shutouts. Without further ado, here is my list of the top five Mariners near no-no’s.