Pitchers Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon combined for a Philadelphia Phillies (63-74) no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves (72-66) in a 7-0 victory at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. They may be under construction as a franchise, but they looked pretty good on Monday.
It’s the first combined no-hitter in Phillies’ franchise history.
Hamels led the way with 6 innings pitched, seven strikeouts, five walks and he hit a batter. He battled a high pitch count and finished with 66 strikes and 108 pitches on the day. He was tagged with the win and advances to 8-6 on the season.
Diekman pitched a complete inning with two strikeouts. Giles pitched an inning with three strikeouts and Papelbon finished it off in the ninth inning with no K’s or walks.
It is the fourth no-hitter of the 2014 season. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Josh Becket and Giants’ Tim Linceum were responsible for the previous three. It’s the 12th no-hitter in Phillies franchise history
The Phillies’ offense was led by Ben Revere, who had two hits and five RBIs. Jimmy Rollins also had a three hits and an RBI.
The Braves were led by starter Julio Teheran (13-10) who was marked with the loss. He threw 6.2 innings and allowed five hits, five runs. He threw three strikeouts and five walks. He was relieved by members of the bullpen, Luis Avilan, Chasen Shreve, Juan Jaime and James Russell.
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