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John Means No-Hitter in Seattle

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John Means has thrown a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners!

Means continued his early-season dominance, striking out 12 Mariners while only allowing Sam Haggerty to reach a dropped third strike. Haggerty would eventually be thrown out attempting to steal second. John Means no-hitter is the first no-hitter by Baltimore since 1969.

John Means No-Hitter

The Orioles got the offense rolling early as DJ Stewart and Ramon Urias each singled in runs in the top of the second. Meanwhile, Pat Valaika hit a solo shot in the 7th while Trey Mancini added a three-run shot in the 8th. Means improved to 4-0 on the season while dropping his ERA to an absurd 1.37.

Means joins Carlos Rodon of the White Sox with the first two no-hitters of the 2021 season and is the first Orioles starter to throw a no-hitter since Hall of Famer Jim Palmer in 1969. Unlike the John Means No-Hitter, Palmer surrendered six walks against the A’s.

The Orioles did throw a combined no-hitter against the Oakland A’s in 1991.

Means, who has been one of the few bright spots for the Orioles has seen his name increasingly included in trade rumors. A performance like the one today will only further interest from around the league while ensuring Baltimore gets a high-quality return for their ace.

Meanwhile, the Orioles improved to 15-16 on the year and find themselves in the mix in the AL East standings. All things considered, the Orioles have been a pleasant surprise to start the season but the John Means No-Hitter is the cherry on top.

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