On Wednesday night, MLB fans witnessed a piece of history.
Philadelphia Phillies deadline acquisition Michael Lorenzen completed a no-hitter against the Washington Nationals in Philly’s 7-0 victory.
Lorenzen did hand out four walks and struck out just five, but he kept the Nats’ hitters off balance all night and was masterful.
It was only his second start in his Phillies tenure, and he made sure it was special.
As it usually happens when a pitcher achieves something like this, his teammates rushed to the mound and celebrated with him.
Crossing Broad on Twitter posted an incredible camera angle of Lorenzen’s feat.
Amazing angle of the final out of Michael Lorenzen’s no-hitter pic.twitter.com/yLjWRQC4xU
— Crossing Broad (@CrossingBroad) August 10, 2023
You can see everything, from the crowd standing up to watch history and then celebrating, to the shortstop tracking the ball and watching how the center fielder made the play.
Also in the frame, Lorenzen raised his hands in suspense as he waited for his fielder to make the play, and then when it happened, he let it all out and punched the air just like most of the people in attendance.
Lorenzen has been one of the most impactful deadline acquisitions this season.
In two starts and 17 innings with Philadelphia, he has a 1.06 ERA and a 0.65 WHIP.
Both of his outings have resulted in victories.
For the season as a whole, the righty is 7-7 with a solid 3.23 ERA.
He has been everything the Phillies hoped for and more.
With him on the staff, they are looking like strong contenders and could theoretically make another deep playoff run, just like they did last year.NEXT: Michael Lorenzen Made Unique MLB History With His No-Hitter