Thursday, February 21, 2013

Remembering Greene's No-Hitter in Montreal




All eyes were on Tommy Greene as he snared a come back hit in the 9th inning to give him a No Hitter vs. the Montreal Expos on Thursday, May 23, 1991. The Phillies won this game 2-0 in Montreal behind the great pitching of Greene. It was only the 8th no-hitter in Phillies history which began in 1885 with the first one ever thrown by a Phils pitcher.

A Perfect Game is a special category of the no-hitter, it is accomplished when no batter reaches a base during a game, a no-hitter game can have base runners, in fact Greene's game had 7 walks issued but no one got a hit. Roy Halladay is only the 2nd Phillies pitcher in it's long history to pitch a Perfect Game which came against the Marlins on May 29th 2010, of course Jim Bunning was the first on June 21, 1964.

The batters in Greene's no-hitter vs Montreal:

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA
Delino DeShields 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .290
Ivan Calderon LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .303
Andres Galarraga 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .263
Larry Walker RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .224
Tim Wallach 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .209
Ron Hassey C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Spike Owen SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .214
Oil Can Boyd P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .118
   Eric Bullock PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
   Scott Ruskin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Barry Jones P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 25 0 0 0 7 10 .000
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/21/2013.



Tommy Greene recently wrote his recollections of the great day he had in Montreal on MLB.com, the entire article can be found here.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

It was a day like any other day for me except it was a 12:35 p.m. getaway game in Montreal. I had been pitching out of the bullpen up to that point except for a spot start for Jose DeJesus because of back spasms. Mentally, I told myself I was going to treat this start like I treated my relief appearances. Be aggressive and go as long and as hard as I can. My thought was if I run out of gas they will put someone else in for me. Hold nothing back! ....

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