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Welcome to baseball historical past, Michael Lorenzen.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ trade-deadline acquisition threw the 14th no-hitter within the historical past of the group on Wednesday, giving up simply 4 walks with 5 strikeouts in a 7-0 win.
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MICHAEL LORENZEN THROWS A NO-HITTER 🚨
The 14th no-hitter in Phillies historical past👏
How’s that for a house debut?
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John Clark @JClarkNBCS
Michael Lorenzen no-hitter in his Phillies residence debut. EPIC. pic.twitter.com/tsUVSuAhhE
The final Phillies pitcher to drag off the feat was Cole Hamels, again in 2015. However the truth that Lorenzen did so in simply his second begin with the membership, and his first in Philadelphia, was significantly particular.
So sure, MLB Twitter was loving it:
Leslie Gudel @lesliegudel
I freaking love baseball!!! What a sport by Michael Lorenzen!! Kudos to Rob Thompson for letting him do one thing particular! #phillies
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
In his second begin with Philadelphia, Michael Lorenzen has thrown a no-hitter towards Washington. First of his profession. A superb 124-pitch, four-walk, five-strikeout outing.
Bob Nightengale @BNightengale
Now that is what you name some first impression to the great people in Philadelphia, with Michael Lorenzen moving into the historical past books.
Wealthy Hofmann @rich_hofmann
28-year-old homers in his first large league at-bat. Commerce deadline acquisition throws a no-no in his first residence begin. How are you going to not be romantic about baseball?
Matt Gregan @Gregan_Sports
Here is what Lorenzen’s stats seem like in his first two begins with the Phillies: A 2-0 report with six hits, two runs, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts in 17 innings.
Dave Dombrowski, take a bow.
The Phillies acquired Lorenzen on the deadline for prospect for infielder prospect Hao-Yu Lee in a commerce with the Detroit Tigers, a transfer that was met with some skepticism in Philadelphia provided that the rotation has pitched effectively this season and the group had a necessity for an additional right-handed outfield bat.
Dombrowski, Philly’s president of baseball operations, advised Jayson Stark of The Athletic this week that the commerce market did not have the type of difference-making bat they had been on the lookout for.
They preferred that Lorenzen had the flexibility to function as each a starter and reliever, nevertheless, so that they pulled the set off on that deal:
“He was any individual we had recognized all alongside. We continued to observe him. He was throwing the ball very effectively. We knew he was going to get traded as a result of the Tigers—they had been able the place they had been seeking to transfer gamers (who might be a) free agent on the finish of the yr. So it was a matter of then, OK, staying on prime of the state of affairs to see if we may make a commerce—and, in fact, numerous golf equipment (had been) concerned with him.”
And now the transfer seems like a stroke of pure genius for the 63-52 Phillies, who presently maintain the highest Wild Card spot within the Nationwide League. Lorenzen has adjusted extraordinarily effectively to life together with his new group.