This is the 5th time in Red Sox history that they have had two shutouts allowing 1 hit or less in the same season. I've noted team BA for the season in the appropriate venue.
6/26/62: Earl Wilson no-hits the Angels (.244) at Fenway Park.
8/1/62: Bill Monboquette no-hits the White Sox (.251) in Chicago
-- span of 33 games
6/14/76: Rick Wise 1-hits the Twins (.278) in Minnesota, a 1-out 1B in the bottom of the 3rd by Jerry Terrell.
6/29/76: Wise 1-hits the Orioles (.252) at Fenway, Paul Blair breaking up a perfect game leading off the top of the 6th.
-- span of 16 games
4/4/01: Hideo Nomo no-hits the Orioles (.242) in Baltimore.
5/25/01: Nomo 1-hits the Blue Jays (.256) at Fenway, Shannon Stewart leading of the 4th with a 2B.
-- span of 45 games
6/7/07: Curt Schilling 1-hits the A's (.240) in Oakland, Shannon Stewart singling with 2 outs in the 9th.*
9/1/07: Clay Buchholz no-hits the Orioles (.264) at Fenway.
-- span of 78 games
5/22/10: Daisuke Matsuzaka (8) and Daniel Bard (1) 1-hit the Phillies (.258) in Philadelphia, a Juan Castro 1B with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th.
5/25/10: Jon Lester (5), Manny Delcarmen (1), Daniel Bard (1), and Jonathan Papelbon (1) 1-hit the Rays (.259) in Tampa, a Willie Aybar 1B with 1 out in the bottom of the 4th
-- span of 4 games
Not just the quickest it's ever happened, but the first time both games have been on the road, and what looks to be the second toughest pair of teams to low-hit.
*When Curt lost his no-no, did anyone note at the time that Stewart had the only hit in Nomo's 1-hitter?
7/18/06: Lester (8) and Papelbon (1) 1-hit the Royals at Fenway, a 1-out 2nd inning 1B by Mark Teahen.
10/1/06: Devern Hansack no-hits the Orioles for 5 innings at Femway.
-- span of 71 games
Thanks for the research Eric. So, this from the game thread is not true.From Alex Speier on twitter:
Since 1952, this is the first time that the #redsox have recorded two one-hitters in the same week.
I did some digging last night and couldn't find two one-hitters in 1952, looking at all starting pitchers results that year, although there might have been a game or two pieced together by more than one pitcher à la these two one hitters. Back then though, if a pitcher had it going like that, he'd finish unless he got hurt. What was your source for the historical data?