The end result would be one of Hamels’ most memorable, however, as four Phillies pitchers combined to no-hit the Braves in a 7-0 win.
Ben Revere would follow Hamels with a sacrifice fly to bring Asche home, as the center fielder was just getting started in what turned into a big afternoon for the Phillies’ leadoff hitter.
Hamels would walk two in the bottom of the third, but would be bailed out when Marlon Byrd made a diving catch to bring the inning to an end.
The Phillies would add one more in the sixth on an RBI triple by Jimmy Rollins.
Hamels would continue to grind his way through command problems, lasting six innings and throwing 108 pitches before being lifted for pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore in the seventh.
Sizemore would draw a walk in Hamels’ place to load the bases, and Revere would follow that with a bases clearing triple to break the game wide open.
Jake Diekman would take the hill for the Phillies in the seventh, tossing a scoreless frame before Ken Giles was brought on for the eighth.
Giles would strike out the side in the eighth and the Phillies would follow that with two more runs in the ninth, as Revere collected his fifth RBI of the afternoon.
Jonathan Papelbon would come on from there, retiring the side in order and preserving the no-hitter, the first combined no-no in Phillies history.
By: Kyle Babcock
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