Which Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher could throw a no-hitter in 2021?

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 19: Hyeon-Jong Yang #36 of the Texas Rangers throws against the New York Yankees in the second inning at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 19: Hyeon-Jong Yang #36 of the Texas Rangers throws against the New York Yankees in the second inning at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Jordan Lyles Texas Rangers
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RHP Jordan Lyles (2-3)

Jordan Lyles has some experience getting deep with no-no’s and even perfection. Could he do it with the Texas Rangers?

In the past, Jordan Lyles has actually flirted with a perfect game. In 2018, against the Colorado Rockies, Lyles came within 5 outs of giving San Diego their first no-hitter in franchise history. Trevor Story’s one-out single ended the bid, but this just shows Lyles has been in the situation before.

His chances of throwing one in Texas are low, but let’s not rule him out completely. Lyles just had a very great outing against Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees in the win on Monday, May 17th. In six innings he only allowed one run while recording six strikeouts.

While his last start was his best as of late, he has had a very streaky start to the season and has a 6.35 ERA in 34 innings pitched. What concerns me the most about his likelihood of throwing a no-hitter? Well, Lyles has surrendered 41 hits in those 34 innings.

I love the history, but I’m not sure the 30-year-old has enough magic to pull off a no-hitter in this point of his career.

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