Astros-Phillies World Series Game 4 highlights and takeaways

The sequence is now tied 2-2, and the Phillies have yet another recreation at house earlier than they’ve to move again to Houston, the place the World Series shall be determined.

Here are the very best moments and takeaways from Game 4.

Game 4 takeaways

Don Larsen not owns the one no-hitter in World Series historical past.

The Astros mixed to no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4, driving off of six dominant innings from Cristian Javier and a mixed reduction effort from Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero and Ryan Pressly. The Phillies solely managed two base runners in Bryce Harper and Brandon Marsh, who every walked off of Javier. Javier completed the evening with six innings pitched whereas placing out 9 batters, throwing 97 pitches and 63 for strikes, counting on the mixture of a four-seam fastball and a slider.

Meanwhile, the Astros offense got here alive after being shut out in Game 3. Houston scored all 5 runs with out the lengthy ball, with Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker and Yuli Gurriel all tallying RBIs. Phillies starter Aaron Nola appeared robust by means of the primary 4 innings, however made a handful of errors within the fifth, when Houston scored all of itsr runs. Nola ended the evening with an unremarkable line, going 4 innings permitting three runs on seven hits whereas placing out 4. — Joon Lee

The no-no by the numbers

This is the nineteenth mixed no-hitter in MLB historical past, and the primary within the playoffs, in response to ESPN Stats and Information. The Astros had the final mixed regular-season no-no on June 25 of this season in opposition to the New York Yankees — Javier additionally began that recreation. Going again to Game 3, they’ve now thrown 11 straight no-hit innings, tying the 1939 Yankees for the longest postseason streak ever.

The Phillies made some historical past of their very own — that is the primary time in MLB historical past {that a} workforce has hit 5 or extra house runs in a single recreation after which had been no-hit within the subsequent one, within the common season or playoffs.

Two of the three postseason no-hitters in MLB historical past have taken place at Citizens Bank Park. Dusty Baker was on the incorrect facet of Roy Halladay’s no-no in Game 1 of the NLDS as supervisor of the Cincinnati Reds.

Javier’s huge evening

Pure domination. Absolute filth.

The Phillies had no reply in opposition to Houston Astros starter Cristian Javier, who no-hit Philadelphia throughout his six innings on the mound in Game 4. Javier completed the evening after 97 pitches, placing out 9 batters whereas strolling two.

The World Series begin marked the continuation of an unimaginable postseason for Javier, who entered the night permitting only one run in 6 2/3 innings pitched throughout two appearances within the American League Division and Championship Series.

Javier primarily relied on his fastball and his slider all through the night, tossing his four-seamer 72 p.c of the time and his slider 26 p.c. The Phillies struggled to generate arduous contact all evening, with simply two balls hit over 90 mph, each groundouts within the sixth by Brandon Marsh and Kyle Schwarber. The offensive struggles for Philadelphia contrasted dramatically with its efficiency in Game 3, when it scored seven runs on 5 homers.

To exchange Javier, Astros supervisor Dusty Baker introduced in Bryan Abreu, who continued the no-hit bid with a scoreless seventh inning by placing out the facet. — Lee

Houston heats up

Phillies starter Aaron Nola held the Astros scoreless by means of 4 innings, however within the fifth inning, the dam broke.

Houston scored 5 runs within the fifth, taking a 5-0 lead with Astros starter Cristian Javier carrying a no-hitter by means of 4 innings.

The offensive onslaught began with a Chas McCormick single off of Nola adopted by two extra singles by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Jeremy Pena. With the bases loaded and no outs, Phillies supervisor Rob Thomson eliminated Nola from the sport, bringing in lefty fireballing reliever Jose Alvarado.

But Alvarado instantly acquired off to a tough begin, hitting Yordan Alvarez with a pitch, scoring McCormick to offer Houston its first run of the evening. Things solely acquired worse from there for Philadelphia as Astros third baseman Alex Bregman knocked a double to proper discipline, scoring Altuve and Pena and lengthening Houston’s result in 3-0.

With each inherited runners scoring, Nola’s ultimate pitching line was 4 innings pitched with three earned runs on seven hits, no walks and 4 strikeouts.

But the injury didn’t finish with Bregman. Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker knocked a sacrifice fly to heart discipline, scoring Alvarez and transferring Bregman to 3rd base. Yuli Gurriel stored the offensive roll going, knocking a single into left discipline to attain Bregman and lengthening Houston’s result in 5-0. While Alvarado struck out Christian Vázquez and Aldemys Díaz to finish the inning, the injury was performed. — Joon Lee

Jayme Hoskins buys extra beer for followers

Beer is on the Hoskins household.

Before Game 4 of the World Series, Jayme Hoskins — spouse of Phillies first baseman Rhys — tweeted out a name for followers to satisfy her for beer at Citizens Bank Park.

Fans responded by meeting Hoskins and getting some beverages for the sport.

The transfer from Hoskins adopted up Game 3 when she bought a case of fifty beers for followers. — Lee

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