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Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle, Mike Trout heads to the injured list

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Morning news and notes for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Detroit Tigers v Seattle Mariners
Turnbull and Haase
Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

There are two big baseball stories to talk about this morning, neither of which is Cleveland’s 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

First, MLB has a fifth no-hitter of the season, and it took place on May 18. Spencer Turnbull threw it, the second pitcher to do such a thing against Seattle this season. LGFT Eric Haase caught it. No team has been no-hit three times in a season, but Cleveland and Seattle are racing for that.

The one that we should really be celebrating is Joe Musgrove’s on April 9. Musgrove is the only MLB pitcher this season to throw nine hitless innings against a team not based in Cleveland or Seattle.

Impossibly, Seattle is batting .199 as a team on the season. Cleveland is next worst at .212. Texas, who Musgrove no-hit, checks in at .241.

Mike Trout to miss substantial time

The saddest baseball news of Tuesday was a tweet from @LAAngelsPR which read “#Angels OF Mike Trout has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. Estimated return to play is 6-8 weeks.”

Yeah. That really sucks. The Angels will have to make do with only one MVP contender until then.

Anthony Rendon is great at baseball, but he won’t be replacing Trout’s .333/.466/.624 slash any time soon.

Cleveland Transactions

• Andrés Giménez has been sent to Triple-A. Jean Carlos Mejía has been promoted to fill his spot on the active roster.

Around baseball

• On any other day, this story would still be dominating the news: Tony La Russa is mad at one of his players for hitting a home run. Rocco Baldelli and Tyler Duffey also got mad at La Russa’s home run hitter (Surprise! Rocco whines about every passing cloud.). But instead of La Russa protecting his player, he sided with his opponent!

• LGFT Tommy Hunter, somehow still playing, got his first-career hit yesterday.

• Tanner Burns spoke with FanGraphs. I would have loved to had time to read this last night, but boy is there is a lot going on.

• Progressive Field is aiming for full capacity on June 2. Fans: “Lol. How about a real batting lineup, then we’ll talk?”

• JJ Watt tweeted about Shohei Ohtani and I think it’s kinda hilarious how he felt like he needed to mention what sport he was talking about.