Cleveland Indians fans have been lucky enough to witness two no-hitters in 2021.
Unfortunately, the Indians were on the wrong side of history both times.
2021 is a wild season and Corey Kluber just tossed the sixth no-hitter this year Wednesday night.
The number is seven if you include Madison Bumgarner‘s no-hitter in a seven-inning game.
One would think this means offense is down all around the league.
While that may be true in a general sense, only three actual teams have been no-hit this season.
A no-no in Texas!
Corey Kluber fires the 6th no-hitter this season! pic.twitter.com/lHHxUE7u3g
— MLB (@MLB) May 20, 2021
The Group of Three
The Indians are obviously one of the teams.
In a weird twist, the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have also been no-hit twice already this season.
So it may not be an MLB problem, but rather an Indians, Rangers, and Mariners problem.
The order is even fascinating too.
The Rangers were no-hit first by San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove on April 9.
Carlos Rodon then no-hit the Indians five days later.
May is when everything started running wild.
The Mariners got their turn May 5 when John Means helped the Baltimore Orioles get a signature win thanks to his no-hitter.
Only two days passed before Wade Miley came into Cleveland and gave up no hits against the Indians.
Wade Miley will make his first start at home since his no-hitter tonight pic.twitter.com/IYO8iU6rCW
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Four no-nos so fast seemed like a ton.
Now he have two more this week alone.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hit the Mariners on Tuesday, and Corey Kluber got his first career no-hitter Wednesday against the Rangers.
So if Indians fans are frustrated they may want to chat with a Rangers or Mariners fan.
The Key Difference
The weird part for the Indians is that even with two terrible performances, the team is still 23-18 on the season.
The Rangers and Mariners are both sporting losing records so far.
It is truly boom-or-bust for the Indians offense on any given night.
They will get no-hit one night, only to take it to a pitcher like Shohei Ohtani another night.
This is tough on fans, but is also exciting in a way.
The obvious goal now is to not get no-hit anymore.
However, the total in 2021 could keep climbing at this rate.
Some fans are rushing to say this is a problem for the game of baseball.
It is also possible there are no more this season, so this cannot be called a shocking trend for the entire season just yet.
All Indians fans should care about is winning.
If the team gets no-hit a few times but ends up in the playoffs, at least some history was seen.
It is better than the alternative of being a fan in Seattle or Texas wondering if the team will ever get things going in the right direction.