RHP Kyle Gibson (3-0)
Kyle Gibson is the ace of the Texas Rangers’ 2021 rotation, so he’s got the best chance.
If any Ranger pitcher has the best chance to throw a no-hitter, it has to be the ace, Kyle Gibson. After one of the shortest opening day performances in franchise history, Gibson has without a doubt been the best Rangers pitcher of the season.
In his last 7 games pitched, the 33-year-old has an ERA of 1.69 with 35 strikeouts and only 9 ER. Gibson has proved over the past couple of starts that he can go beyond six innings and that’s obviously an important quality to have in attempting to achieve a no-hitter. (Next to not giving up a hit)
Now, with the Rangers’ luck in the month of May, Kyle Gibson will throw a no-hitter, but for another team. If Gibson is dealt at the trade deadline, don’t be surprised if he has one later this season, and even better, it’s against the Rangers.
On second thought, let’s hope this doesn’t come true.
In reality, the chances of a Rangers’ pitcher adding to the list of no-hitters this year are relatively low, but I wouldn’t give up on them. Or as Ex-Rangers Manager Jeff Banister would say, #NeverEverQuit.