In a masterful performance against his old team, New York Yankeesâ€™ starter Corey Kluber threw a no-hit, no-run against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, sparking the Bombersâ€™ 2-0 win in a night in which offense was scarce.
Kluberâ€™s teammates with the Yankees celebrated the accomplishment both in the field and via social media, amazed at the veteran right-handerâ€™s form.
â€œCongratulations on the no hitter and thank you for allowing me to be a part of an incredibly special night I will never forget!â€ were the words of Yankeesâ€™ catcher Kyle Higashioka, who was there for the whole game.
Kluber threw the 12th no-hitter in Yankeesâ€™ history, and the first since 1999. It was a night to remember, and there is no doubt about it.
â€œWow what a moment to be a part of! Congrats @CKluber on the no hitter!!â€ Yankees infielder Tyler Wade, who hit an important extra-base hit last night, wrote in his official Twitter account.
Jonathan Loaisiga, the Yankeesâ€™ relief ace, wrote a message in Spanish, congratulating his teammate and wishing good health for him.
â€œWow what a performance from Kluber!!!!!!!! Hell yeah !!! Baseball History!!,â€ was the message of center fielder Aaron Hicks, currently sidelined with a wrist injury.
An emotional night for the Yankees
The pitcher himself, known for showing little emotion, was spotted smiling multiple times yesterday. â€œIâ€™ve never been part of one [or] witnessed one, let alone thrown one,â€ Kluber said to the Yankeesâ€™ official site. â€œSo, more than anything, it was a lot of fun to be a part of.â€
â€œI was doing a little hyperventilating on the bench between the eighth and ninth innings,â€ Higashioka said. He then added, with a smile, â€œLuckily Corey didnâ€™t notice.â€
It was a special night for the Yankees, in a season in which no-hitters have been plentiful. That doesnâ€™t take anything away from Kluber and his amazing feat, though.