And the Phillies have now come full-circle.
On this weekend four years ago, with the Phillies just reaching their full potential as the best team in baseball, Roy Halladay threw a perfect game against the Marlins, and the Phillies improved to 28-20. Today, it was former Marlin Josh Beckett who threw the no-hitter, against the Phillies, who fell to 21-26 and have now been shutout five times in their last 10 home games and six times in their last 18 games overall.
After the game, signs of rock bottom:
Chase Utley, who typically spends considerable time watching video after games, dressed and left before clubhouse opened to reporters.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) May 25, 2014
Jimmy Rollins had little to say afterward. "He was good," he said. "There's no more to be said." Then left clubhouse.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) May 25, 2014
But congratulations to Beckett, even though he no-hit a team that at times looks like it could be no-hit by a beer league softball pitcher with a nasty spinner.
@Dodgers P Josh Beckett after game. "I may be the only pitcher to play Pine Valley (no.1 course in world) and pitch no hitter same wkend
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) May 25, 2014
Video after the jump.