John Means was near perfect for the Orioles against the Mariners today. So close, in fact, that he faced only the minimum 27 batters. His line was 9-0-0-0-12…as in 9 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 12 K’s. So, why was this not a perfect game? In the third inning, he struck out Sam Haggerty; but Haggerty reached first due to that third strike being a wild pitch (he then got thrown out trying to steal second). Means is the only pitcher ever to be imperfect only due to a runner reaching on a wild pitch.
It’s the third official (and fourth actual) no hitter of the young season.