Tigers Pitcher Spencer Turnbull Throws Fifth No-Hitter of MLB Season, Social Media Reacts

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MLB starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull did something spectacular on Tuesday night. He blanked the Mariners 5-0, and in the process, threw baseball’s fifth no-hitter of the season. That makes him the first Detroit Tiger to accomplish that feat since May 7, 2011.

Justin Verlander was pitching that day, if that tells you anything.

That’s right, folks. Just over a decade has passed since the last Tiger threw a no-no, but that all changed after Turnbull’s performance. Only two batters even reached base.

Anytime someone achieves something spectacular in sports, you know social media is going to bring some fire reactions. After Turnbull’s nine-strike out, two-walk game, there were plenty of reactions to choose from.

Here are some of the best:

There were many who got to experience the greatness. There were also a few, notably this guy below, who missed it.

Absolutely brutal — but at least he didn’t refer to the no-hitter by its name before it happened.

What’s wild is that prior to Tuesday’s outing against the Mariners, Turnbull, who played his college ball at Alabama, had not pitched more than seven innings in his entire career (49 career starts). I guess it was a good time to push his limits though.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.


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