Derek Freakin' Lowe pitched a no-hitter for the Red Sox! : Despite- or because of- his period as a frighteningly inconsistent reliever the past two years, this season Lowe was put into the Boston rotation as a starter. So far the results have been wonderful: 4-1, 2.04 ERA. He came within six outs of a no-hitter in his first start this season (shades of Hideo Nomo from last year), and he finished the job today against the Devil Rays, pitching the first no-hitter at Fenway since 1965. The last couple of days have seen an unusual number of near misses on no-hitter and perfect game bids, but today someone went the distance. In related news, the Boston Sports Guy just went into cardiac arrest.