This is the third #DomiNoNo of the 2014 season, as fans gobbled up the free pizzas following no-hitters earlier this season by Dodgers pitchers Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw. Beckett's gem came on Memorial Day Weekend, and this one came on Labor Day, so let's just say a lot of people are getting comfortable with the idea of free food after long holidays.
Last season, the #DomiNoNo promotion debuted with free pizzas for no-hitters by Homer Bailey of the Reds and then Tim Lincecum of the Giants.
All told, the NL has thrown Major League Baseball's past eight no-hitters. That includes three that were not part of the Domino's promotion at the time: Lincecum's second on June 25 of this season; Henderson Alvarez's for the Marlins on the last day of last season; and Bailey's first on Sept. 28, 2012. The last American League no-hitter was Felix Hernandez's perfect game for Seattle on Aug. 15, 2012.
Spurred by furious social-media activity and fan excitement, last year's first two no-hitters, which took place less than two weeks apart in July, saw the entire allotment of pizzas claimed in less than two hours. That interest has continued to increase with this season's giveaways, so register quick whenever you see the window of availability today. You cannot register before then, and it is for carryout only.
"Domino's is thrilled to recognize and celebrate one of the great achievements in sports -- the no-hitter -- by continuing this very cool partnership with MLB.com," said Chris Brandon, Domino's Pizza spokesperson. "This is now bigger and better as we ... make it easier for all baseball fans to get in on the excitement."
Since 1901, there have been 238 no-hitters. That averages to a little more than two per season. There have been at least two no-hitters in each season since 2006.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.