In a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park, John Means pitched the Orioles’ first solo no-hitter since Jim Palmer against the Oakland Athletics in 1969. The last team no hitter was in 1991, when Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, Gregg Olson combined to no hit Oakland. It’s the sixth no-hitter in Orioles franchise history.
Means was almost perfect, but he did allow a baserunner when Sam Haggerty reached on a dropped third-strike wild pitch in the third inning. The Orioles then caught Sam Haggerty attempting to steal second base, but the wild pitch nullifies the perfect game bid.
He said his father, Alan, who died last year after receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer, was with him on Wednesday.
"I know my dad was back there today, telling me what pitch to throw," he told MASN.
Means is now 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 46 innings.
Means is the third pitcher to throw an official no-hitter this season, following San Diego's Joe Musgrove on April 9 and Carlos Rodó n of the White Sox on April. 14. Arizona's Madison Bumgarner did not allow a hit in a designated seven-inning game against the Braves on April 25.