Los Angeles Angels rookie left-hander Reid Detmers made history. Detmers, in his 11th career big league start, did not hit the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium (LAA 12, TB 0) on Tuesday night. He walked one and struck out just two, and threw a career-high 108 pitches.

Here’s the no-hitter effort finale:

Because he struck out only two batters, Detmers kept his defense busy and he recorded 11 outs on the ground to 14 in the air. His average authorized outbound speed was just 87.6 mph and, according to Statcast, only five of the 15 balls Detmer allowed in play had more than a 50% chance of fetching a hit based on the speed of exit and launch angle. He was dominant.

Detmers, 22, was the 10th pick in the 2020 draft, and he entered the season as the Angels’ top prospect. After getting his feet wet late last year, he opened this season in the club’s rotation, and he went 1-1 and 5.32 ERA going into Tuesday. Detmers had never pitched more than six innings in any of his 24 pro starts before Tuesday, major or minor.

Our RJ Anderson ranked Detmers 25th among baseball prospects heading into the season. Here is an excerpt from his scouting report:

The book on Detmers coming out of Louisville was that he was a polite striker who would move quickly among the miners. Sure enough, Detmers made it to the majors after 13 professional appearances. He ended up making five major league starts, during which he amassed a 7.40 ERA and a 1.73 strikeout ratio. Those numbers belie that he’s still a legit mid-rotation prospect who pairs a ’90s fastball with a great-sized curveball and slider that performed well on The Show. Detmers should get a longer look at the majors in 2022, and those numbers should improve as the sample size grows.

The no-hitter is only the third complete game and second complete shutout in baseball this season. Full plays have been out of fashion for years, and with this year’s short spring training, teams have been paying attention to their pitchers and keeping them on tight pitch counts. Detmers’ 108 pitches are the fifth most pitches by a pitcher in a game this season.

The Angels now have 12 no-hitters in franchise history. Before Detmers, the most recent was a combination hit by Taylor Cole and Félix Peña against the Mariners on July 12, 2019. It was the first game after the death of Tyler Skaggs. The entire Angels team wore the No. 45 jersey in his honor that night.

Former Marlins president David Samson discussed Detmers’ achievement on Wednesday’s Nothing Personal with David Samson. Listen below:

The Rays, meanwhile, have been hitless six times in their history. The last time before Detmers was Felix Hernandez’s perfect match on August 15, 2012.

Detmers took an 8-0 lead thanks to homers from Mike Trout and Chad Wallach. Trout hit another home run late in the game and Anthony Rendon went wide as a left-handed hitter. Yes, as a lefty. Typically a right-hander, Rendon hit southpaw against position player Brett Phillips and threw a two-point bomb.

The no-hitter is the second in baseball this season and the first by a single pitcher. Five Mets pitchers combined not to hit the Phillies on April 29. Astros ace Justin Verlander also took a no-hitter in the eighth inning on Tuesday night.