Houston Astros starter Cristian Javier threw six no-hit innings and the Astros bullpen— Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly —held the Phillies hitless over the final three innings for the first postseason no hitter since Roy Halladay’s 2010 no hitter. It was the third no-hitter in postseason history. The Astros offense provided 5-runs of support en route to a 5-0 World Series Game 4 victory.
The Astros win ties the series at two games apiece and ensures the World Series returns to Houston.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola was once again unable to make it out of the 5th inning. Nola was tagged for 3-earned runs after leaving the the bases loaded in the 5th. Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado was unable to clean up Nola’s mess and allowed 2-earned runs of his own before ending the 5th inning.
The Phillies struck out 13-times and were unable to make solid contact in the Astros no-no. The no hitter comes one night after the Phillies unloaded five homers off of Lance McCullers Jr.
The Phillies will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound on Thursday night while Houston will counter with Justin Verlander.