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Phillies Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter, Win 7-0

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Mon, September 01, 2014 04:22 PM | Comments: 12
2014 Game Recaps

Cole Hamels struggled out of the gate. The lefty needed 24 pitches to get through a first inning in which he walked the first two batters of the game. Hamels would exit the game in the sixth inning with 108 pitches in the book.

He would also leave the game with a “0″ in the opposing team’s hit column and seven K’s in his ledger.

Jake Diekman would relieve Hamels in the seventh and strike out a pair while not allowing a hit. Ken Giles would continue his masterful rookie campaign and strike out the top of the Braves’ line-up in order leaving the no-hitter in the hands of Jonathan Papelbon.

With the score 7-0 and the game in hand in the ninth, Ryne Sandberg put in Freddy Galvis at second base and Darin Ruf at first base as defensive replacements with Papelbon on the hill. A lazy fly to left retired Jose Constanza. Papelbon broke Chris Johnson‘s pitch on a slow grounder up the middle for out two. Then…

Breathe.

Exhale.

Papelbon got Phil Gosselin to line out to Ruf to end the first Phillies’ combined no hitter in team history. It was the 12th no hitter in Phillies’ history, the first since Roy Halladay‘s in the 2010 National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Revere Drives In Five, Stays Alive in Batting Title Race

Ben Revere went two for three with a single, a triple, and five RBI. Revere’s average rose to .310, putting him just two points behind NL-leader Josh Harrison who is at .312 as of press time. Jimmy Rollins added three hits while Cody Asche scored three runs.

The Phillies resume their series in Atlanta tomorrow where it is expected that top prospect Maikel Franco will join the team. Kyle Kendrick will take the hill against Mike Minor.

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Ian Riccaboni has written 803 articles on Phillies Nation.

Ian's athletic achievements include getting stuffed by NBA center Aaron Gray in high school and hitting .179 over four years for NYU against D-III, NAIA, JuCo, and NCBA schools. Ian hopes his athletic successes will help him achieve his dream of becoming the underground Bob Uecker.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Winner winner
    Chicken dinner

    In other huge news the Mets are losing 7-6

    We can do this guys!!!

    I believe

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from waldorf

    Mets lose and commit 6 errors.

    WIll be tough moving forward with Darnaud.

    He is brutal bad behind the plate.

    More importantly the lead against the Phillies is down to a half game.

    WOOT WOOT

     
  • Posts: 5142 Lefty

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    Wow! Well it was not what you’d call a masterpiece by Cole, but he hung in there, and then the pen was incredible. That was the highlight of 2014 right there. Well done Phils, great job. I was impressed by the offense today too, particularly Ben Revere and Ryan Howard taking a walk with the bases loaded, but the pitchers rightfully get all the credit today.

     
  • Posts: 0 DavidE

    The bullpen was actually more impressive than Hamels with 5 strikeouts in 3 innings and no baserunners allowed. A fanstastic catch by Byrd to save the nohitter and the shutout shouldn’t be overlooked.

     
    • Posts: 0 rellis

      I figured someone would have something to say about Cole Hamels pitching today. He allowed no hits and struggled with his control in the heat with his breaking stuff. Only a talented pitcher can get by like that. Can he ever get a break from these fans?? They all were good! Hamels said it was a team effort.

       
      • Posts: 5142 Lefty

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        I meant no ill will in my comment toward Cole, I’m unbelievably glad he was part of this historical day. And I agree with you, they were all good- heck great.

         
      • Posts: 2987 Chuck A.

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        rellis – I don’t think anyone is saying anything negative about Cole. He wasn’t his best…even HE admitted that…and the bullpen was awesome.

         
  • Posts: 62 LCMRSalazar85

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    Unbelievable pitching out of the pen today! The Braves clearly weren’t picking up on the ball very well today. Let’s hope this is the game that gets us above the Mets for good this year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Bart Shart

    Best game of the year. It would also be great if Revere won the NL Batting Title. He is certainly within reach.

     
  • Posts: 529 Bruce

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    Wonderful win for the Phillies, It’s always exciting to see a no-hitter in the making. In a dismal season, one can still take away a handful of positives and a few good memories. The no-hitter is a memorable one. Individual accomplishments that can be considered positives includes Ben Revere at the top of the list. He turn on the heat in the second half of the season as a lead-off hitter. To think we may have our first batting champion since Richie Ashburn won it in 1958. is a bit mind boggling. Add the 40 steals (and counting) and stellar fielding in CF and you have to be most appreciative of his accomplishments.

    Other positives… Marlon Byrd reach a career high in HRs for a season with 25 (he had 24 last season) as he celebrated his 37th birthday. He aslo has shown to be a above average fielder in making clutch catches throughout the season including one that saved a no-hitter today. Rollins, Utley and Howard stayed healthy to provide offensive production. Hamels, our lone ace for the season. The backend of the bullpen excels during the second half of the season. Way to go guys!

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    I dont have the exact #’s piggybacking on one of Scheck’s earlier comments. It appears that they been playing slightly over .500 baseball for the last 7 weeks.

     
  • Posts: 0 JayPhan

    A truly bright moment in a horrendously dark year- sure pap appeared “bored” but one would have to assume that’s just his off personality coming through- loved watching it though!

     
 
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