It becomes more obvious with every no-hitter that MLB players are slowly but surely waning off steroids. Clearly, the pitchers have taken back the advantage.
Not since 1991—when there were seven no-hitters in MLB—had there been more than three no-hitters in a single season. After two were thrown in 2009, pitchers broke out to throw six last season.
The funny thing is, some of the no-hitters are proving to be more related to the batters' insufficiency than the pitchers sufficiency—proven by Edwin Jackson's eight walks and Francisco Liriano's six walks while tossing their no-no's.
In today's MLB, pitchers rule. We have had two no-hitter's so far during the 2011 season, and I'd bet top dollar that we will have at least a couple more by the time the Red Sox or Phillies hoist the World Series trophy.
Here are the no-hitter candidates—enjoy!