Twitter reacts to Sean Manaea’s no-hitter against Red Sox
Sean Manaea made history on Saturday night with the first no-hitter of the 2018 MLB season and 12th in Oakland A’s franchise history.
The 26-year-old southpaw tossed his first career complete game, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 in a 3-0 win over Boston. His no-hitter marked the first for the A’s since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010.
What made the no-hitter even more special is that it came against the best team in MLB this season, the Red Sox. That fact was not lost on many who reacted to the no-hitter.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter to the feat:
Given the caliber of opposition, that Manaea no-hitter is one of the more wildly impressive feats
— #FreeDanielNorris (@spacemnkymafia) April 22, 2018
I’m gonna buy a Sean Manaea jersey tee now
— Sawl-E (@sawley_) April 22, 2018
— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) April 22, 2018
The ultimate "That's Baseball": The @RedSox blaze off to their greatest start ever at 17-2 and then get no-hit for the first time in 25 years by a pitcher with 21 career wins. Wow.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 22, 2018
1. Red Sox have historic start, lose opening day then go 17-1
2. Face A’s, losers of 11 of first 20
3. Sean Manaea of A’s, with no career Complete Games, no-hits Red Sox
4. For the unexpected, for the “any given night,” Baseball remains the greatest game pic.twitter.com/oJYRG2Andi
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 22, 2018
Can’t touch him.
Sean Manaea has no-hit the Red Sox! pic.twitter.com/hAe1JXMpLj
— MLB (@MLB) April 22, 2018
"Yep, that's me. You may be wondering how I got myself into this situation."
("Spoiler: I threw a no-hitter.") pic.twitter.com/CLQ2dkZKra
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 22, 2018
And here are some cool stats about the no-no:
Sean Manaea no-hits the Red Sox. Boston hadn't been no-hit since April 22, 1993, the 2nd-longest active streak in MLB entering today.
He's the 3rd pitcher in Athletics history with 10+ strikeouts in a no-hitter, joining Dave Stewart (12 in 1990) and Catfish Hunter (11 in 1968). pic.twitter.com/2euzpJlWBh
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 22, 2018