Update (10:18 PM EST): It’s over. Nomar Mazara led off by beating the shift with a ground ball single to left field.
The baseball gods aren’t content with just one no-hitter in a month, as Jake Arrieta completed one last Thursday. Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi has no-hit the Rangers through six innings on Monday night in Arlington.
Arrieta has thrown 78 pitches, 53 for strikes, en route to six strikeouts and a walk over his six frames. The Yankees have supported him with three runs, the first of which came on a Jacoby Ellsbury solo home run in the third inning. Mark Teixeira added an RBI double later that inning, and Starlin Castro tacked on a solo homer in the sixth.
If Eovaldi is able to go the final three innings without allowing a hit, it would be the 296th no-hitter in baseball history. It would be the first by a Yankees pitcher since David Cone threw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos in 1999. The Rangers were last no-hit in 2007 by Mark Buehrle of the White Sox.
We’ll keep you updated as Eovaldi attempts to complete the no-no.