And on September 1, the Phillies finally did something exciting.
Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon pitched the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history today. I’m not sure whether to be excited or mad that five months of terrible baseball caused me to miss this gem in favor of throwing a tennis ball and reading about #TheFappening on the beach.
Hamels was effectively wild, striking out seven and walking five, and Diekman, Giles and Papelbon were lights-out. Malvern Prep grad(!) Phil Gosselin made the final out.
Phillies clubhouse rocking w The Eagles' Heartache Tonight
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) September 1, 2014
That was Chooch’s third no-hitter. He’s one behind Varitek for the most in MLB history.
— John Finger (@jrfinger) September 1, 2014
Phillies toasted with five bottles of champagne, one for every pitcher and Carlos Ruiz.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) September 1, 2014
Looks like T-Mac is going to have to get his fellow broadcasters Dunkin Donuts every morning:
— Gregg Murphy (@GmurphCSN) September 1, 2014
In a 24-hour period, the Phillies have traded John Mayberry Jr. and pitched a no-hitter, and Jennifer Lawrence’s nudes were leaked all over the webs. The fall season is off to a strong start.
Video after the jump or here if it doesn’t play.