ANAHEIM, Calif. - The good times continue to roll at the Big A in Anaheim.
The day after Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani smashed his first-career grand slam Monday, the Halos followed that up with a no-hitter from pitcher Reid Detmers Tuesday night.
Detmers, who turns 23 in July, picked up his second win of the 2022 season in the lefty's historic performance. Tuesday's historic 12-0 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays marks the Halos' 12th no-no in franchise history, first for Los Angeles' AL squad since Taylor Cole and Félix Peña threw a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on July 12, 2019.
When asked about his historic performance in a postgame interview, Detmers struggled to find an explanation for it.
"I just blacked out, I don't know," Detmers told Bally Sports with a shrug.
Detmers is still considered a rookie in the 2022 MLB season as the Illinois native threw just under 21 innings in the previous season.
The Angels improved to 21-11 after Tuesday's blowout win, sitting a full game ahead of the Houston Astros for the AL West lead.