Mariners surprised by no-hit feat

History-making, six-pitcher effort takes time to sink in for Seattle players

Originally Published: June 8, 2012
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- For the briefest moment Friday night, Tom Wilhelmsen did not realize just how great the greatest moment in his career was. It didn't really sink in until catcher Jesus Montero was leaping into his arms.

"I told him, 'Man, you threw a no-hitter!'" Montero said. "And he didn't know! Unbelievable."

Well, in WIlhelmsen's defense, he was the sixth pitcher of the night for the Mariners.Brendan Ryan, a ninth-inning replacement at shortstop, said it took awhile for ...

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