The Philadelphia Phillies know their window to win a World Series is now.
Last season, they came up two games short after losing to the Houston Astros in the Fall Classic.
The Phillies are hoping to get over the top this year.
At the trade deadline, the Phillies were aggressive to acquire more pitching.
The one player they went out and got from the Detroit Tigers was starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen.
In just half a season, Lorenzen has already accomplished something rarely seen before.
According to Sarah Langs, Lorenzen became the 10th pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter and record a save in the same season.
Michael Lorenzen is the 10th pitcher to throw an individual no-hitter + record a save in the same season (since saves became official in 1969), h/t @EliasSports
he joins ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Hv7pDOjfYA
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) September 25, 2023
As you can see, the last pitcher to achieve this feat was Tim Lincecum in 2014.
That year, Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants won the World Series.
All Phillies fans hope they can get similar results from their team.
Lorenzen threw the no-hitter in his first home start with the team back in August.
But, it took him until Sunday to get the first save as a Phillie.
It seems likely the Phillies intend to use Lorenzen out of the bullpen in the playoffs.
That is why they are getting him used to that role now.
He can be a long-man for them, or even close out a game if need be.
When it comes to the playoffs you can never have enough pitching.
It will be interesting to see what the Phillies do with their pitching staff come October.
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