Michael Lorenzen had a night to remember in his home debut with the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, as he tossed the 14th no-hitter in team history.
Lorenzen was traded over to the Phillies from the struggling Detroit Tigers to bolster the team’s rotation.
So far, he has been every bit as good as advertised.
But this isn’t the first time Lorenzen has experienced a special moment such as this.
During his time with the Cincinnati Reds, his father tragically passed away.
But a few days later, he hit a home run to honor his dad.
On Twitter, a Reds fan congratulated the right-hander on yet another special accomplishment.
Man, this is so cool for Michael Lorenzen.
Always liked that guy. The Home Run he hit after his father passed will be one of those moments I’ll never ever forget as a #Reds fan.
— Reds Daily (@RedsDaily4) August 10, 2023
Reds fans certainly remember the moment when Lorenzen homered after his father’s death quite well.
It was an emotional moment for the then-Reds right-hander.
On Wednesday night, Lorenzen got to experience another special moment as he managed to no-hit the Washington Nationals.
The fan recalled the moment Lorenzen homered after his father’s death and expressed how much he enjoyed having Lorenzen on the team.
That home run came in 2016.
It was his first career home run too.
Seven years later, Lorenzen had the chance to experience something else that was truly special, as he tossed the 14th no-hitter in Phillies franchise history.
But Reds fans remember the moment he hit his home run quite fondly and what it meant to him as a player, and they’ll be happy to see one of their former stars accomplish something as monumental as last night’s no-hitter.NEXT: Michael Lorenzen's Cleats Will Have A Special Place In Cooperstown