The Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff combined to no-hit the Seattle Mariners in a 13-0 win on Friday night, the same night they paid respect to Tyler Skaggs in their first home game since his death.
Before the game, the Angels paid tribute to Skaggs with a pregame ceremony where fans observed 45 seconds of silence to match Skaggs’ jersey number before the Angels took the field with ever player wearing a jersey with Number 45 on the back and Skaggs’s last name.
But perhaps the most moving part of the ceremony was Skaggs’s mother throwing out the first pitch for a perfect strike and—believe when I tell you —left a piece of her son in that strike zone as she did.
Because that strike zone became an absolute dead zone to every Mariners player that set foot there from that moment forward, as Taylor Cole opened the game with two perfect innings before Felix Pena finished it off with seven hitless ones to complete a no-hitter in the team’s first home game since Skaggs’s tragic passing. Source Larry Brown Sports