Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2015 No-Hitter 1: Rob Drake (2; Chris Heston)

HP Umpire Rob Drake called the first no-hitter of 2015 as Giants pitcher Chris Heston blanked the New York Mets through nine innings as San Francisco cruised to a 5-0 victory. Drake was joined for the Giants-Mets game by crew chief Joe West (1B), MiLB fill-in Chris Segal (2B) and Kerwin Danley (3B). This is Heston's first career no-hitter and Drake's second. Drake previously presided over Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez's perfect game on August 15, 2012.

Tuesday's is the first MLB no-hitter since September 28, 2014 (Alan Porter 1; Jordan Zimmermann). Crewmate Cowboy Joe West has also called a no-hitter (September 1, 2007; Clay Buchholz).

Drake received 63 callable pitches from Hester, a total of 35 balls and 28 called strikes. The look:

Balls: 35 called balls outside of strike zone / 0 called balls within strike zone = 35/35 = 100% Accuracy.
Strikes: 23 called strikes inside strike zone / 5 called strikes outside strike zone = 23/28 = <90.0% Accuracy.
Total Raw Accuracy Score = 58/63 = 92.1% Accuracy (+5 for Heston).

Pitch f/x plot courtesy Brooks Baseball.
NOTICE: This non-normalized plot is presented for illustrative purposes only and is NOT the basis for analysis!


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