Bits: Garza no-hitter, Haren injured
July, 27, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Matt Garza threw a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers on Monday, the first in franchise history. Garza, a 14th-round pick in ESPN average live drafts who is owned in every league, had allowed four home runs in his previous outing. However, this makeshift Tigers lineup was overwhelmed. Garza issued one walk but faced the minimum 27 hitters.
Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer matched Garza with five hitless innings, then allowed a Matt Joyce grand slam after a few walks and a catcher's interference. Scherzer fanned eight Rays in 5 2/3 innings but walked four. The last time Scherzer (owned in 86.8 percent of leagues) allowed more hits than innings in a start was eight outings ago. Buy low.