Morning Phil Up – 5/26/2014 – Josh Beckett pitches no-hitter against Philadelphia Phillies
By Mike Lacy
May 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett (61) celebrates his no-hitter with catcher Drew Butera (31) against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Dodgers defeat Phillies 6-0
It didn’t seem possible for the Phillies offense to get much worse. But somehow they found a way as Josh Beckett limited them to zero hits.
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
At least the fans got to see something memorable.
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
The Phillies hadn’t been no-hit since 1978, so maybe they were due?
I’m going to have to give this to Josh Beckett.
Ryan Howard didn’t have any hits (obviously) and also made a fielding error that helped take the game out of reach.
Colorado Rockies (27-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (21-26)
Jhoulys Chacin. Image Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Game time: 5:05 PM
Starting pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-5)
The Phillies will look to recover from being no-hit as the Colorado Rockies come to town. The game will feature a matchup of two pitchers who have yet to record a win in 2014.
Kyle Kendrick is on a personal ten-game losing streak, and he’ll have a tough time ending that against the Rockies who are the top scoring team in baseball.
Theoretically, the Phillies should be able to put up some runs of their own against Chacin who has struggled a bit this season. Then again, considering they couldn’t even manage one hit yesterday, who knows what to expect.
Link of Interest
Philly.com – Asche lands on DL; Franco may be called up soon
Cody Asche‘s hamstring injury has forced the Phillies to place him on the 15-day disabled list, but they haven’t yet announced who will replace him. One possibility is top propsect Maikel Franco. The Phillies have said that they prefer for Franco to get more work in the minors, but they may have no other options at this point.
Tweet of Importance
These are not the glory days for the Phillies’ offense