Christian Javier and the Astros Bullpen Combined to Complete the first World Series No-Hitter since 1956 and tie up the series 2-2

For the first time since 1956, a No-Hitter has happened in the World Series. But this time, it looks a bit different. Christian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly combined to pitch nine no-hit innings as the Houston Astros went on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0. Series now tied 2-2.

There have only been two postseason no-hitters in MLB history. The most recent one was former Phillies’ star Roy Halladay’s 2010 NLDS No-No against the Cincinnati Reds. And the one before that was New York Yankees legend Don Larsen who through not just any old hitter but a perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

Larsen’s no-hitter was so long ago that the only video and photo evidence is black and white.

And the best part of the combined no-hitter was that the Javier’s were in attendance.

Astros Pitching Lines

  • Christian Javier (W, 2-0)- 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
  • Bryan Abreu- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Rafael Montero- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, K
  • Ryan Pressly- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, K

What’s Next

After a performance like this one, it is anyone’s ballgame and the Houston Astros cannot be written off just yet.

Game 5 starts is Thursday, November 3 at 7:03 CST at Citizen Banks Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Justin Verlander will take the mounds for the Astros and Noah Syndergaard for the Phillies


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