In the sixth week of the MLB season, this week was all about firsts and and many different types of them as well. It was also a big week for pitching as a league-wide and personal milestone was reached for different pitchers.

Another one

For the past two years, only one pitcher threw a no-hitter each year. In 2016, Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter against the Reds as a member of the Cubs and 2017 saw Edinson Volquez threw a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks as a member of the Marlins.

On April 21, Sean Manaea threw a no-hitter against the Athletics.

2018 won't be joining 2016 and 2017 with only one pitcher throwing a no-hitter. Tuesday, James Paxton threw a no-hitter against the Blue Jays. What made this no-hitter so special was that James Paxton, a Canadian from British Columbia, threw a no-hitter against the only Canadian team. Paxton whiffed seven batters and gave up three walks.

On May 4, four Dodgers pitchers combined to no-hit the Padres. This isn't technically considered a complete no-hitter as it wasn't one pitcher who pitched the whole game and didn't give up a hit but it still counts.

With Paxton's no-hitter, 2018 is the first year where three no-hitters happened in three different countries. Manaea threw a no-hitter at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, the Dodgers threw a no-hitter at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico and Paxton threw a no-hitter at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.

A spectacular debut

With Chase Anderson unable to make his start due to illness, the Brewers called up Freddy Peralta to take Anderson's spot in the rotation which set Peralta for his MLB debut which occurred yesterday.

Peralta pitched an out shy of getting a quality start but he didn't need that to determine how he did as he whiffed 13 batters which is the most strikeouts ever in a debut since Stephen Strasburg got 14 K in his MLB debut.

Peralta is considered the ninth best prospect in the Brewers farm system according to MLB Pipeline. This season in AAA, he has an E.R.A. of 3.61 with 46 K over 30 H given up. While his appearance was only supposed to be a spot start, with his spectacular outing, the Brewers will most likely figure out a way to keep him in the rotation.

Other news in the MLB this week

- Harvey traded to the Reds for Devin Mesoraco

- Mets' deGrom lasted one inning (45 pitches thrown) in return from DL

- Jays' Osuna arrested for assault and placed on administrative leave by MLB