2022 World Series top plays: Astros no-hit Phillies in Game 4

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The Houston Astros history made against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night, when Cristian Javier faced a combined no-hitter amid a dominant 5-0 victory in Game 4 to World Series 2022.

These are the top games from Game 4:

Astros vs. Phillies (PHI leads series 2-1)

Pointless first

Unlike the previous two games, neither team came on the board in the first inning. Only Yordan Alvarez reached safely after the singles.

Aaron Nolac comes out of the jam

The starting pitcher of Phillies allowed two of the first three batters to reach base in the top of the second inning. With runners on the corners and one out, Nola struckout Aledmys Diaz and Chas McCormick to end the inning.

Houston has gone 14 consecutive innings without scoring a run.

silent bats

We are three innings scoreless in Philadelphia. Nola and Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier each struckout four batters, with the first giving up two hits and the last walking two.

In addition, Nola threw 47 pitches through the third inning, while Javier threw 50 pitches.

Nola comes through another jam

The Astros had runners on first and second base in the top of the fourth after a pair of two-out singles. Nola then grounded out to Diaz in the first pitch to end the inning.

Javier is dealing

Javier hit the side in the bottom of the fourth, causing JT Realmuto, Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos to sniff at strike three. The righthander registered seven strikeouts through four innings.

Astros force pitching change

Houston’s first three batters reached base in the top of the fifth, then manager Rob Thomson removed Nola from the game in favor of Jose Alvarado. Nola gave up seven hits and struckout four in four innings.

Houston breaks the ice

Alvarado hit Yordan Alvarez on the first pitch he threw and ran in a run to give Houston a 1-0 lead.

Astros wake up

The next batter, Alex Bregman, hit a double-run double to right field to give the Astros a 3-0 lead with runners on second and third base. Kyle Tucker then hit a sacrifice fly to give the Astros a 4-0 lead.

They get another run

The Astros poured it in the fifth, as Yuli Gurriel singled to left field for Houston’s fifth run of the inning.

Javier is in a groove

The righthander of Astros struckout two more batters in the bottom of the fifth, making nine for the game. Furthermore, Javier didn’t give up a basehit until five innings.

Javier advanced to six after no-hitter

Manager Dusty Baker removed Javier from the game after the sixth inning in favor of Bryan Abreu. Javier didn’t give up a basehit for six innings and struckout a total of nine while throwing 97 pitches.

no no no

Abreu batted in the side in the bottom of the seventh, causing Realmuto, Harper and Castellanos to sniff at strike three. Houston had a combined no-hitter to seven innings.

Combined no-hitter through eight

Rafael Montero picked up where Abreu left off and threw a 1-2-3 bottom of the eighth. The Astros have not conceded a hit in eight innings, after posting 17 consecutive outs.

History!

The Astros did it. Closer Ryan Pressly threw a relatively clean ninth inning to end the combined no-hitter.

This is only the second no-hitter in the World Series – played since 1903 – and the third ever in the MLB playoffs.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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