SARASOTA, Fla. -- Phillies manager Pete Mackanin looked legitimately disappointed that his team did not throw a no-hitter to beat the Orioles on Thursday night in a Grapefruit League game at Ed Smith Stadium."What a shame," he said after a 2-2 tie.The Phillies did not allow a hit through 8
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Phillies manager Pete Mackanin looked legitimately disappointed that his team did not throw a no-hitter to beat the Orioles on Thursday night in a Grapefruit League game at Ed Smith Stadium.
"What a shame," he said after a 2-2 tie.
The Phillies did not allow a hit through 8 1/3 innings, when Phillies right-hander Michael Mariot gave up a single to Chris Dickerson and a two-run home run to Sean Coyle, who went to Germantown Academy High School, just outside Philadelphia. Vince Velasquez pitched 3 2/3 hitless innings, walking four and striking out six. Jake Thompson followed with 2 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts. Colton Murray walked one batter in 1 2/3 innings and Mariot retired the last batter of the eighth and one batter in the ninth before losing the no-no.
It is believed the last Phillies no-hitter in Spring Training came on April 4, 1952, when Steve Ridzik threw one against the Cardinals in Savannah, Ga. Ridzik never pitched in the big leagues.
Baltimore rookie left-hander Chris Lee, who was making his first Grapefruit League start, pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits. Lee, who has never pitched above Double-A, has allowed two runs on seven hits in 11 innings this spring.
"I had [more] deep counts than I'd like, and I was trying to trust my stuff and stay down in the zone," Lee said.
• Lee makes case to fill in for Tillman
The Phillies scored on Ryan Hanigan's RBI single in the fourth and Andrew Knapp's home run in the sixth, his first of the spring.
• Knapp busts slump with first spring homer
Phillies Up Next: The Phillies return to Clearwater, Fla., on Friday to play the Blue Jays in a Grapefruit League game at 1:05 p.m. at Spectrum Field. Right-hander Aaron Nola (0-0, 6.14 ERA) makes his fourth start of the spring. Watch live on MLB.TV.
Orioles Up Next:The Orioles play the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park in Bradenton at 1:05 p.m. on Friday. Gabriel Ynoa, who has pitched only once since March 1, will get the start. Watch live on MLB.TV. The Orioles and Pirates will play a "B" game in Sarasota at 10 a.m.
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