PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 02: Rafael Montero #47, Bryan Abreu #52, Cristian Javier #53, Christian Vazquez #9 and Ryan Pressly #55 of the Houston Astros pose for a photo after pitching for a combined no-hitter to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 in Game Four of the 2022 World Series at Citizens Bank Park on November 02, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros combine to no-hit Phillies in Game 4 of World Series on Wednesday night.  Twitter reacts!

How it happened

Cristian Javier and three Astros relievers (Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly) combined to throw the second no-hitter in World Series history, as the Astros blanked the Phillies 5-0 Wednesday night to even the series at two games apiece.

Wednesday’s no-hitter was just the third in MLB postseason history. Two of them have come at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

No-Hitters in MLB Postseason History

Location

2022 Astros combined Citizens Bank Park
2010 Roy Halladay Citizens Bank Park
1956 Don Larsen Yankee Stadium

More Astros History

Cristian Javier and the Astros also threw a combined no-hitter against the Yankees on June 25, making Houston the first team in MLB history to throw multiple combined no-hitters in a season. Both of them were started and finished by the same pitchers.  Javier joined Don Larsen as the only pitchers in World Series history to finish an outing with no hits allowed in six or more innings.  Javier finished with nine strikeouts, tied for the most strikeouts in a World Series game in Astros history.

Phillies Make History In A Bad Way

While the Astros became the first team in MLB history to throw two combined no-hitters in one season, the Phillies became just the second team to be on the other side twice in one year (2019 Mariners). The Mets threw a combined no-hitter against the Phillies on April 29.

Aaron Nola was the Phillies starting pitcher for both of the combined no-hitters thrown against Philadelphia this season. He joins Zach Plesac (3x in 2021) and Jim Perry (2x in 1973) as the only pitchers to have started multiple games where their team was no-hit in a single season, including postseason.  The Game 4 loss marked the Phillies first loss at Citizens Bank Park this postseason.

Game 5 combines with the NFL

The Game 5 winner of a best-of-7 postseason series tied 2-2 has gone on to win the series 70.3 percent of the time (45-19).

Tonight, the Phillies and Astros will be playing Game 5 in Philadelphia while the Eagles and Texans will be playing at the same time in Houston. There have been 155 instances of a World Series game and an NFL game being played on the same day. Thursday will be the seventh where both games involve teams from the same metro area.  Will preview this on Shemon and Sheppard 2-6pm today.

Twitter Reacts to the Astros combined no-hitter in game 4 of the World Series!

 

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