Josh Beckett throws no-hitter against Phillies
Josh Beckett has been pretty sharp for the Dodgers this season, but he really had his best stuff working on Sunday when he no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 6-0 win to give the Dodgers a series win.
Beckett walked three and struck out six and had plenty of suspense while getting the no-hitter. He had two strikes on Jimmy Rollins but walked the shortstop on a full count to bring up Chase Utley. Utley worked the count to 3-1 and thought a curveball outside was out of the zone for ball four, but it was called a strike. Beckett then froze Utley on a 3-2 fastball at the knees for strike three, giving him the no-hitter.
The no-hitter was the 21st in Dodger history and first for the team since Hideo Nomo’s improbable no-no at Coors Field in 1996. It was the first time the Phillies had been no-hit in 36 years.
Beckett is now 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA this season.