Reid Detmers’ AL Rookie of the Year Odds Cut to Half After Throwing No-Hitter

Reid Detmers Rookie Of The Year Odds

  • Reid Detmers’ AL Rookie of the Year odds moved fom +8000 to +4000 on Tuesday night.
  • Detmers became the youngest pitcher in Angels history to throw a no-hitter when he blanked the Tampa Bay Rays 12-0.
  • The Angeles have the second-shortest odds to win the AL West at +175.

One year ago Reid Detmers started the first home game in Trash Pandas history. On Tuesday night, he threw a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels. And just like that, Detmers cut his Rookie of the Year odds in half.

Entering Tuesday’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays, Detmers was a +8000 to win Rookie of the Year honors. He is now listed at +4000 to win the award at Caesars Sportsbook.

At Bet365 USA, Detmers’ AL Rookie of the Year odds are listed at +5000, tied for the 9th shortest odds to win the award. Detmers also now has the 8th best odds to win the award at the Barstool Sportsbook with his +3000 odds. PointsBet USA has even moved Detmers up to +1600, which is currently his shortest odds.

12th No-Hitter in Angels History

Detmers not only produced the first solo no-hitter of the 2022 MLB season but he also delivered only the 12th no-hitter in Angels franchise history. It was the club’s first no-no since Felix Pena and Taylor Cone threw a combined no-hitter in 2019, the first individual no-hitter since Jered Weaver in 2012, and the first left-handed pitcher to do so since Clyde Wright on July 3, 1970, against Oakland.

At 22 years and 306 days old, Detmers is also the youngest pitcher in Angels history to throw a no-no and the youngest since Anibal Sanchez for the Marlins in 2006 to throw a no-hitter. Detmers also threw his no-hitter in only his 11th start, the 7th fewest by a pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the last 50 MLB seasons. His two strikeouts on Tuesday were also the fewest in a no-hitter since Francisco Liriano in 2011. It was the first time that Detmers went past the 7th inning in his major league career. His previous best was six innings when he pitched against the Houston Astros last season. Likewise, he had not thrown more than 97 pitches in an MLB game before Tuesday.

The Angels’ 10th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft entered Thursday’s game with a 1-1 record with an ERA of 5.32 in five starts this season. He also only had 62 innings of “minor league” experience and had a career MLB record of 2-4 with an ERA of 6.33. His career ERA entering Wednesday was the third-highest entering a no-hitter since earned runs became an official stat in 1913.

Error Kept No-Hitter Alive in 7th

Detmers carried a perfect game going to the 6th inning where he walked one batter. In the 7th inning, the Rays came close to getting a hit off Detmers when Brett Phillips hit a medium-hard ground ball to right off first baseman Jared Walsh. Fortunately for Detmers, that was charged as an error after the ball bounced off Walsh’s glove and he dropped it while trying to get to the Philipps. Otherwise, there were no other close calls.

He retired the first 15 hitters he faced before Taylor Wells drew a lead-off walk in the sixth inning. Pitch count was never an issue for Detmers who threw 64 pitches through six innings and had 83 through seven innings and 94 through eight, after getting past the 8th with three routine fly balls. In the 9th, Detmers got Vidal Brujan to pop out foul territory, forced Kevin Kiermier on a soft grounder to second base, and then led Yandy Diaz on a routine grounder to the shortstop.

For the Angels, it was also their league-best 6th shutout of the season and their sixth win in their last seven games. Los Angeles improved to 21-11 SU on the season and they are on top of the AL West. They have the second shortest odds to win the division at +175 and the 10th best odds to win the World Series at +2200.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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