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
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