The six foot four Paxton is also the first Canadian to throw a no-hitter in his home country and the first pitcher to throw one against the Blue Jays since Justin Verlander's no-hit performance with the Detroit Tigers on May 7, 2011.
Left-hander James Paxton became the second Canadian to pitch a no-hitter, the first to do so in his native land, leading the visiting Seattle Mariners to a 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The team has a slash-line of.238/.296/.459 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Paxton struck out 16 hitters in his last start against the Oakland Athletics on May 2.
Earlier this season, Paxton had already made headlines when an eagle landed on him during the pre-match ceremony ahead of the Mariners' game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Walker Buehler (6 innings pitched).
All of that adds up to a game where the ball gets put in play less and less, making outings like Paxton's that much more possible.
"There have been some great pitchers who are Canadian to have come through the major leagues", he said.
Nola allowed only five hits and one run.
James Paxton shows off his maple leaf tattoo after throwing a no-hitter against the Blue Jays. Last week, James Paxton became the first Canadian born player in Major League Baseball history to strikeout 16 batters in one game - taking the crown from Erik Bedard, who punched out 15 with the Baltimore Orioles in 2007. And I think that everything that I went through made me tougher and taught me something. The southpaw Paxton is 1-1 with a 4.19 ERA and 60 strikeouts. Happ took the loss in his last start, which came Friday on the road against Tampa Bay.
"We saw this game as a game we really needed to win", Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar said after he had doubled in the ninth inning and eventually scored on the wild pitch. They were giving me some trouble in the seventh inning, but once I got past that, they started kind of cheering me on. Stroman has 30 strikeouts and 16 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.64. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.06, a WHIP of 1.34 and a K/9 of 9.1.
Despite those ugly numbers, which have contributed to a 4.68 overall staff ERA, Seattle is third in the AL West at 20-14.
Global News has obtained an exclusive image of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna in a holding cell following his arrest for assault. Leake has struggled this season but he's likely due for a correction of sorts as he isn't as bad as the numbers bear out. Already this season, five starters have lost a chance at a nine-inning no-hitter because their manager yanked them-the most in a season since 1991, when it happened six times. Toronto can't expect to outscore teams every night: the rotation has to step up and contribute.