Pictured in the above photo are (left-to-right) Austin Bossart, Drew Anderson, Will Morris and Victor Arano, who combined on a no-hitter for the Clearwater Threshers on Sunday.
If you had told Drew Anderson he was only going to pitch four innings in his first Florida State League start on Sunday, he probably wouldn't have been too happy. If you told him he would be part of a no-hitter and the only reason he was limited to four innings was because of a rain delay, his mood likely would have brightened. That's exactly what happened as a rain delay led to an early exit for Anderson, who spent much of the remaining part of the game in the clubhouse doing his post-game arm work, and kept him oblivious to how well his two teammates were doing in his place. Clearwater won the game 4-0.
The last no-hitter in Clearwater history was a seven-inning perfect game by Drew Carpenter in August of 2007, with the last nine-inning no-hitter coming a year before that when Julio De La Cruz pitched a no-hitter against the Sarasota Reds.
When Anderson exited, Will Morris took over and equaled Anderson's performance, giving Clearwater four no-hit innings. Both pitchers gave up one walk, with Anderson striking out six and Morris fanning four. Victor Arano came on to pitch the ninth and also gave up a walk, but didn't allow a hit, preserving the no-no for the Threshers.
WP: Zach Eflin (2-2), LP: Tyler Chatwood (8-5), SV: none
HR: PHI - Cameron Rupp (9), Maikel Franco (18); COL - Carlos Gonzalez (19)
Eflin allowed two earned runs over six innings. Cameron Rupp went 4-for-4 with four RBI and a home run that went 465', and Maikel Franco topped that, with a 471-foot home run.
Lehigh Valley 3
WP: Danny Barnes (1-0), LP: Luis Garcia (6-3), SV: Ryan Tepera (13)
HR: LV - Taylor Featherston (12); BUFF - Darrell Ceciliani (5), Jesus Montero 2 (11)
Anthony Vasquez allowed two earned runs in five innings of work, but Buffalo got two earned runs against Luis Garcia in the bottom of the eighth to get the win.
WP: Nick Pivetta (8-4), LP: Jayson Aquino (4-8), SV: none
HR: BOW - Julio Borbon (5); RDG - K.C. Serna (3)
Rhys Hoskins had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in four runs.
West Virginia 4
WP: Bret Helton (5-6), LP: Alberto Tirado (1-1), SV: Julio Eusebio (7)
HR: WV - Casey Hughtson (5); LKW - none
Emmanuel Marrero was on-base all four times at the plate, going 2-for-2 and drawing two walks.
WP: Adonis Medina (3-0), LP: Hunter Harvey (0-1), SV: none
HR: ABR - Jaylen Ferguson (2); WMS - Henri Lartigue (1)
Medina allowed four hits and didn't issue a walk over six innings. He struck out three and gave up one earned run. Mark Laird played for the first time this season on a rehab assignment from Lakewood, and went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The GCL Phillies were off on Sunday. They host the GCL Yankees West in a double-header on Monday.
LHP Daniel Stumpf activated from the Restricted List.
RHP Severino Gonzalez optioned to Lehigh Valley.
INF Luis Espiritu Jr. reassigned to Williamsport from Lakewood.
INF William Cuicas assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.
OF Mark Laird started a rehab assignment with Williamsport.