After tonight, I think the Phillies’ fanbase is pretty happy with the trade they completed with the Detroit Tigers on the August 1st deadline. Michael Lorenzen, who signed a one-year contract in the off-season to play for the Detroit Tigers, just threw the 14th No-Hitter in Philadelphia Phillies history. The 31-year-old right-hander starter needed an incredible 124 pitches to seal the deal. Manager Rob Thompson deserves a tip of the cap for allowing Lorenzen to stay in and make history. It had to of been a tough decision.
Michael Lorenzen will be a free agent this off-season, and with how he’s pitched this year, he’s set himself up for a big payday. He entered tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals with a 6-7 record, 2.4 WAR, and a 3.48 ERA. The Tigers’ return in the deal was infielder Hao-Yu Lee. Lee plays for the West Michigan Whitecaps in the Detroit Tigers farm system. The Tigers had a deal in place to trade Eduardo Rodriguez at the deadline as well, but it fell through because Rodriguez had the Dodgers on his no-trade list. He ended up denying the deal and remained with Detroit.