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Josh Beckett throws first career no-hitter against Phillies

May 25, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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UPDATE, 4:14 p.m. ET: Beckett got pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. to fly out to shallow left field and then Ben Revere hit a slow-roller to first base for the first two outs of the bottom of the ninth. Beckett went to a 3-2 count on Jimmy Rollins and then walked him with a curveball low and inside. It was the third walk of the day for Beckett and brought up the hot-hitting Chase Utley, who also went to 3-2 and then watched a fastball down the middle for the final out. It was Beckett’s first career no-hitter. He did it on 128 total pitches with six strikeouts and three walks.

The no-hitter was the first for a Dodgers pitcher since Hideo Nomo’s at Coors Field in 1996.

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UPDATE, 4:01 p.m. ET: Beckett struck out Domonic Brown looking, induced an easy groundout from Wil Nieves, and then got Cesar Hernandez swinging in a perfect eighth frame. He’s now up to five strikeouts on the afternoon and is only three outs away from completing the no-hitter with a pitch count of 110.

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Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett is flirting with history Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

The 34-year-old has no-hit the host Phillies over seven innings, though he’s already up to 100 pitches.

We’ll have frame-by-frame updates as he tries to finish this thing off.

The only blemishes on the afternoon for Beckett are two walks — one in the first inning to Chase Utley and another in the second to Marlon Byrd. He has three strikeouts as the eighth inning gets underway.

  1. blabidibla - May 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    104 pitches. he’ll never make it.

    • yahmule - May 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      Up to 125 now, but he looks strong.

    • blabidibla - May 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      and I was wrong.

  2. rbj1 - May 25, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Now through 8

  3. dannymac17 - May 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    http://i.imgur.com/TOf8jOj.jpg

  4. rbj1 - May 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    One more hitter to go.

  5. yahmule - May 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Utley’s not thrilled, but it’s in the books.

    Good for Beckett.

  6. dan46778 - May 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    When he gets it he will have a bucket of chicken n beer

    • nbjays - May 25, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      He’s earned it.

  7. drewsylvania - May 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    How long was this game? Knowing the Human Rain Delay, it might still have been over 3 hours….

    • drewsylvania - May 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      2:37? Unpossible.

  8. zdravit - May 25, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    And that was the longest post-game interview I’ve ever seen. Beckett swore, and the reporter offered him services.

  9. Caught Looking - May 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Did hell freeze over today? Manny Ramirez get a professional coaching job and Beckett throws a no-no on the same day.

  10. nothanksimdriving123 - May 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Congrats to Beckett. First time the Phillies have been no-hit since ’78? Wow. I wonder in how many other no-hitters has the losing pitcher been one who also has a no-hitter?

  11. mungman69 - May 25, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    The Phillies have been shut out in 6 of their last 18 games. This Phillies’ offense has sucked since Ryan Howard got hurt 3 years ago. They have no left nor center fielder, they don’t have a third baseman and their 1st, 2nd, SS, catcher and right fielder are 175 years old. THAT’S RIGHT; ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE YEARS OLD.
    HEY RUBIN; THEY STINK

    • dillongeeescapeplan - May 25, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      A healthy Utley is still a very good player, regardless of age.

  12. missingdiz - May 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    If baseball made me as unhappy as the average Phillies fan, I’d watch basketball. And I hate basketball.

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