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Dodgers’ Beckett throws a no-hitter against the Phillies

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett has just thrown a no-hitter at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers won 6-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies.

This is the first no-hitter in his career. It is also the first no-hitter of the 2014 season.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett prepares to throw a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies
Josh Beckett prepares to throw a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

“I’m really touched by that,” Beckett, who threw 80 strikes in his 128-pitch gem said, after receiving the rubber from the mound. “The Phillies showed what a class organization they are by getting that to me. I thought maybe they would send it to L.A. But to get it that quickly really meant something. I have a pretty big ranch, I’ll figure out someplace to put it.”

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Last season, there were three no-hitters in Major League Baseball. Henderson Alvarez was the last to throw a no-hitter with the Miami Marlins.

Tim Lincecum also threw a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants. Homer Bailey also threw one for the Cincinnati Reds.

It is the first 9-inning no-hitter against the Phillies since 1969. There was a 5-inning no-hitter against the Phils in 1988.

Pascal Perez threw the 5th-inning no-hitter in 1988. Bob Forsch had the 1969 no-hitter.

It is the 21st no-hitter in Dodgers history. He is the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter for the Dodgers since September 17th, 1996, when Hideo Nomo no-hit the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

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He struck out Phillies second baseman Chase Utley with a strike three in a 3-2 count right down the middle of the plate. Utley did not swing, and the team rushed the mound to celebrate with Beckett.

“I didn’t think about the no-hitter,” said Beckett, who took a deep breath before No. 3 hitter Chase Utley. “I thought, ‘Chase Utley is up next. I have to deal with him.'”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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