It’s only Spring Training, but the Yankees get to add another milestone to their dominant Grapefruit League season.
Masahiro Tanaka, Chasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery combined to throw the first Spring no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. It’s the first no-hitter for the Yankees since March 14th 1983 when Ron Guidry and Dale Murray combined to throw one against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tanaka pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, Shreve retired two batters and Montgomery pitched four scoreless innings. Because of the no-hitter, Montgomery immediately worked his way into the rotation competition, threatening Luis Severino, Luis Cessa, Chad Green and Adam Warren‘s chances of being one of the two starters.
Because of Bryan Mitchell‘s dominant outings, Montgomery’s arrival doesn’t affect him as much.
The win pushed the Yankees to 16-5, giving them the best record in Grapefruit League action.