Stats & Info: Jose Jimenez

Rapid Reaction: Jimenez no-no

April, 17, 2010
Ubaldo Jimenez just recorded the first no-hitter in Rockies history as Colorado blanked the Braves, 4-0.

  • This leaves the Mets (48 seasons), Padres (41 seasons) and Devil Rays/Rays (12 seasons) as the only franchises to not throw one. The Indians have gone 29 seasons since their last -- Len Barker's perfect game in 1981.
  • The last time the Braves were no-hit was Randy Johnson's effort on May 18, 2004. The Braves' franchise has now been no-hit 16 times in its history, trailing only the Phillies' 18.
  • Jimenez is the first pitcher whose first name begins with "U" to throw a no-hitter.
  • It's the earliest no-hitter thrown in a season since Hideo Nomo on April 4, 2001.
  • Jimenez is the fourth pitcher from the Dominican Republic to throw a no-no. He joins Juan Marichal, Ramon Martinez and Jose Jimenez. Other non-United States countries/territories to boast multiple no-hitters are Venezuela (Wilson Alvarez, Anibal Sanchez, Carlos Zambrano), Puerto Rico (Juan Nieves, Jonathan Sanchez), Ireland (Tony Mullane, One Arm Daily) and Japan (Hideo Nomo, 2).
  • Saturday is far and away the leading day of the week for no-hitters. Jimenez's was the 49th thrown on a Saturday. Wednesday (39), Friday (38) and Sunday (35) round out the top four.
  • The catcher and umpire from Saturday's no-hitter (Miguel Olivo and Jeff Kellogg) were BOTH behind the plate for Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter on Sept. 6, 2006.

Romero's no-hit bid is through 7 IP

April, 13, 2010
* The only Toronto Blue Jays no-hitter was thrown by Dave Stieb on September 2, 1990 at the Indians.

* The last time the Chicago White Sox were no-hit was by Bret Saberhagen on August 26, 1991 in Kansas City.

* The last pitcher to throw a no-hitter on a Tuesday was Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers on June 12, 2007 vs the Milwaukee Brewers.

* The last no-hitter thrown in Canada was by Tommy Greene of the Phillies on May 23, 1991 at the Expos.

* The last alliterative pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Jose Jimenez of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 25, 1999 at the Diamondbacks.

* The only no-hitter for which Tim McClelland was home plate ump was David Wells' perfect game for the Yankees against the Twins in 1998.

* The only no-hitter thrown by a "Rick" ... Rick Wise in 1971 for the Philadelphia Phillies.

* The Blue Jays record for strikeouts in a game is 18 by Roger Clemens against the 1998 Royals. Romero has 12 punchouts on 90 pitches through 7 innings.