Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Lorenzen threw his first career no-hitter.
Lorenzen pitched nine scoreless innings of one-hit ball with four walks and five strikeouts in the Phillies’ home game against Washington at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. The no-hitter helped lead the team to a 7-0 victory.
Lorenzen, who became a big leaguer in 2015, tossed the no-hitter in his 333rd career start. He became the 14th Phillies pitcher in franchise history to complete a no-hitter.
After the game, Lorenzen said, “Watching all of Nolan Ryan’s no-hitters, I wanted to do it myself, and I worked really hard to make that dream come true.” “I can’t believe I did it in front of the Philadelphia fans,” he said.
Lorenzen has also been up to bat often. In 352 career major league games, Lorenzen is batting .233 with seven home runs, 24 RBIs, 20 runs scored and a .711 OPS. On July 1, 2018, against Milwaukee, he became the first player in 65 years to hit a solo home run against a pitcher.온라인바카
On September 5, 2019, he pinch-hit for a pitcher in the seventh inning and a batter in the ninth inning, giving him both a winning pitch and a home run outfield defense in the same game.