Throwing a no-hitter is an accomplishment in and of itself. When you are able to do it in the Major Leagues, it takes on added significance. With that being said, what Justin Verlander did on Sunday was truly special as he recorded the third no-hitter of his career in a 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Houston Astros ace struck out 14 men and only allowed one man on base- Cavan Biggio in the very first inning- to become one of just six pitchers to have thrown three or more no-no’s. Only Sandy Koufax, with four, and Nolan Ryan, a ridiculous seven, are able to boast more than the veteran ace. It’s his second no-hitter in Toronto as well, following up one he threw of the Detroit Tigers there in 2011. His other one came in 2007. This one came after he had several close calls as well, so it’s even more sweet as a result of that. The surging Astros had only got their two runs on the board in the top of the ninth inning when Abraham Toro hit a home run to give them the victory in his home country of Canada.