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The Rays tie record in futility. By:Scott Puffer

On June 25th the Tampa Bay Rays dropped a game to the Arizona Diamondbacks losing 1-0 at Tropicana Field. In a game that was supposed to be about the Upton brothers playing in a game against each other for the first time, it became much more than that. Arizona starting pitcher Edwin Jackson Started out very shaky at best.The Arizona pitching coach made a trip to the mound,and there were relief pitchers warming up in the bullpen in the third inning.

And then something amazing happened!...

Edwin Jackson not only makes it out of the third inning after walking the bases loaded, but stays in the game and goes on to throw a "no-hitter" against the Rays!

(Here comes the history part)

The Rays became the first team since the 2001 Padres to be no-hit twice in a season, and the first team in history to be no-hit three times within a one-year span. On July 23 2009 Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle hurled a perfect game versus Tampa Bay. In the two that have come against the Rays this season, the first on May 9th was also a perfect game by Oakland's Dallas Braden. That brings us back to June 25th and Jackson's "no-no" at the Trop. Edwin Jackson walked eight batters and hit a player with a pitch on 149 pitches, the most pitches ever for a no-hitter in MLB history.

It was an incredible performance, thus making this this (in my opinion) the greatest no-hitter in recent history if not ever! You see the other pitchers (Buehrle and Braden) were in control the entire game, where Jackson was on the verge of getting yanked and battled back to earn his.

This is my opinion on this game, now I would like to hear from you! Tell me what you think the greatest no-hitter was and why.