No Hits? No Problem!

Tempe Angels manager Ty Boykin gathers his players on the field after they were no-hit Saturday by the Phoenix A’s. Photo courtesy Rodney Johnson.


Eight days before, the Tempe Angels and Phoenix A’s played at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Three Angels pitchers combined to no-hit the A’s, winning 12-0.

On the same field, with the same teams playing, the A’s no-hit the Angels last night.

But the Angels won anyway, 2-1.

Here’s the recap of the game, as reported by official scorer Rodney Johnson. The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 9th. Fielding errors and walks forced in the winning run.

Another triumph for Moneyball. (That was sarcasm.)

Rodney was the official scorer for this game too. Click Here to read Rodney’s report on the game. Below is a photo Rodney took of the scoreboard.


I asked Rodney, what’s the record for most no-hitters scored by one official scorer in a season? I’m sure plenty over the years have scored two, but has anyone done more than two in a season? That would be a good trivia question.


One comment

  1. enriquepollazzo

    The guy who runs that scoreboard does a great job too(nudge-nudge, wink-wink)

    You know the funny thing is the A’s never even made a great defesive play to keep the no-hitter in tact.

    The Angels hit maybe one ball hard all night and it was an Alvaraez flyball to centerfield that was easily caught.

    During the Angels no no, the AZL Angels made about 5 great great plays to save the no hitter.

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