Michael Lorenzen Throws No-Hitter 8 Days After Being Traded

Lorenzen No Hitter

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.

Gage O'Leary

I'm one of the writers for ITD Baseball, I cover the Detroit Tigers and I hope to have a career in sports some day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Orioles Gunnar Henderson
AL East American League Baltimore MLB

The Case for Gunnar Henderson to Be the American League Rookie of the Year

Baltimore Orioles Third Baseman Gunnar Henderson is having a solid season, is he worthy of taking home the American League Rookie of the Year award?

Read More
Orioles vs. Red Sox
AL East American League Boston MLB

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Series Preview

The Boston Red Sox will take on the first place in the American League East Baltimore Orioles for a three game series over the weekend.

Read More
MLB National League NL Central Pittsburgh

Tough Week for Pittsburgh Pirates

It’s been a tough week for the Pittsburgh Pirates despite their 3-2 start to the month of September.

Read More