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Phillies Hamels No-Hit Cubs With CG, 13 Strikeout Gem

13th No-Hitter in Phillies Club History

Cole hamels - USA Today Caylor Arnold

Cole Hamels – Caylor Arnold/USA Today

The Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels tossed a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in a complete game, 13 strikeout gem.

“Nothing will top winning a World Series, but this is right under it,” Hamels tells MLB.com.

With the Friday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, and teams looking for extra help in their playoff pursuit, Hamel’s could be suiting up for a new team before his next start.

In the top of the third, the Phillies scored three runs highlighted by a three-out home run from Ryan Howard.

By this point Hamels retired five straight batters and in the bottom of the third his dominance continued as he struck out three batters to keep the Cubs hitless.

Hamels retired 16 straight batters until a two-out walk to Dexter Fowler in the sixth. But he struck out the side getting Kris Bryant on a 91 MPH cutter to end the inning.

In the seventh, he continued his brilliant performance striking out the side again on getting Chris Denorfia on three pitches.

In the top of the eighth, the Phillies added two more runs on an RBI double off the bat of Freddy Galvis scoring Cody Asche, then Galvis scored on a throwing error by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

In the bottom of the eighth, he retired the first two batters on flies balls, and got rookie catcher Kyle Schwarber on a sharp ground ball back to the mound.

Hamels ended the game retiring 10 straight batters, finishing with a complete game shutout, facing two over the minimum, with 13 strikeouts using 129 pitches.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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