The Phillies reached the low point of their season Sunday afternoon.
They were no-hit for the first time since 1978. Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett, a World Series MVP in 2003, pitched his first no-hitter in leading his team to a 6-0 win at Citizens Bank Park.
It was the first no-hitter in the majors this season.
The Phillies were dreadful. They hit just one ball hard – a Domonic Brown line drive to left in the fifth – and played ragged defense leading to two unearned runs in the seventh inning.
Bob Forsch of St. Louis pitched the last no-hitter vs. the Phils in April 1978.
The Phillies have been shut out six times in the last 18 games. Now one of them is a no-hitter. And you can't make this up -- Sunday was bat day at the park. The team gave away plastic Ryne Sandberg bats.
The Phillies are 21-26 and just 9-14 at home.
Starting pitching report
A.J. Burnett allowed 11 hits over seven innings. Two of the six runs he gave up were unearned. He walked one and struck out three.
Beckett (3-1) walked three and struck out six.
At the plate
Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and knocked in a pair of runs for the Dodgers. Justin Turner homered.
Cody Asche was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. Could Maikel Franco be on his way (see story)?
The Phillies open a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. First pitch is 5:05 p.m. Here are the pitching matchups for the series:
Monday night – RH Kyle Kendrick (0-5, 4.53) vs. RH Jhoulys Chacin (0-3, 4.76
Tuesday night – LH Cole Hamels (1-2, 4.30) vs. RH Jorge De La Rosa (5-3, 3.91)
Wednesday night – RH Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.83) vs. RH Jordan Lyles (5-1, 3.45)