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Astros’ Ronel Blanco Throws No-Hitter vs. Blue Jays, Stuns Followers in eighth MLB Begin

Andrew Peters April 2, 2024 Logan Riely/Getty Images In just his eighth MLB start, Houston Astros pitcher Ronel Blanco threw the 17th no-hitter in franchise history and the first of the 2024 season. The 30-year-old didn’t make his debut until two years ago, and he was only in the Astros’ rotation due to injuries to

Astros’ Ronel Blanco Throws No-Hitter vs. Blue Jays, Stuns Followers in eighth MLB Begin

Andrew PetersApril 2, 2024

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 01: Ronel Blanco #56 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park on April 01, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

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In simply his eighth MLB begin, Houston Astros pitcher Ronel Blanco threw the seventeenth no-hitter in franchise historical past and the primary of the 2024 season.

The 30-year-old did not make his debut till two years in the past, and he was solely within the Astros’ rotation as a result of accidents to Houston’s beginning pitchers. That did not cease him from delivering a shocking efficiency in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays, although.

He had seven strikeouts and simply two walks within the 10-0 win.

After Blanco’s no-hitter Monday, followers praised him for a miraculous efficiency.

Chandler Rome @Chandler_Rome

Ronel Blanco, a 30-year-old right-hander making his eighth major-league begin and who signed for $5,000 as a 22-year-old out of the Dominican Republic, has no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. It’s the seventeenth no-hitter in Astros historical past.

Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

In his eighth main league begin, Ronel Blanco has no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays. Blanco is an unimaginable story. Did not debut till he was 28. Now 30, he is within the rotation solely due to accidents to Houston’s beginning pitchers. And tonight, he made historical past.

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MLB @MLB

Ronel Blanco has thrown the primary no-hitter of 2024!!! pic.twitter.com/4krigW9zjI

B/R Stroll-Off @BRWalkoff

The primary no-hitter of 2024 belongs to Ronel Blanco! 👏

It is simply his eighth begin of his profession.

(by way of @MLB) pic.twitter.com/K2iVbci4C8

Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

Ronel Blanco, a 30 12 months outdated with 58 1/3 profession innings, throws a no-hitter for the Houston Astros at a time most pitchers are going 5-6 innings tops. Superb!

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Parker andTheMan @parkerandtheman

NO HITTER! In simply his eighth #MLB begin, RONEL BLANCO of the Astros does the NO NO vs Toronto in Houston. 105 pitches, 2 walks and seven Ok’s. Masteful 9 innings from Blanco. Took simply 5 days to get one. seventeenth no-hitter in #Astros historical past. 10-0 ultimate over the #BlueJays

Dustin @AstrosDustin

Tucker hits two residence runs
Diaz hits two residence runs.
Espada will get his first win.
And none of them get the sport ball!
Blanco goes Clean-o!#Astros

Cris @itsAmigo1

By no means thought Blanco had the canine in him to do that. That change up was cash https://t.co/89KTHhlW0l

Jeremy Fischer @jjbuttons

Do you know?

Ronel Blanco’s no-hitter for the Astros tonight in opposition to the Blue Jays is the earliest no-hitter (by date) in MLB historical past!!!#MLB #Toronto #Houston

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Turtle 🏆🏆 @TickingTurtle

RONEL BLANCO CURSE-BREAKER!!!!! https://t.co/IuKvgYM5eJ

afk @afk345

Astros are so again

So joyful for Ronel Blanco

Regardless of Blanco’s lack of MLB expertise, his no-hitter might need earned him a spot within the rotation. The win additionally gave the Astros their first of the season after the workforce was swept by the New York Yankees over the weekend.

With the momentum of a no-hitter on their aspect, the Astros are in search of a giant collection early on within the 12 months in opposition to the Blue Jays.

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