Three Phillies minor league pitchers combine for no-hitter at Single-A


Clearwater Threshers¬†pitchers Drew Anderson, Will Morris, and Victor Arano combined to no-hit the St. Lucie Mets on Sunday in a 4-0 victory, CSN Philly reports. The Threshers are the Phillies’ Single-A affiliate in Florida. The last time the Threshers put together a no-hitter was back in 2007, when Drew Carpenter tossed a seven-inning no-hitter. The last time a Phillies’ minor league affiliate tossed one was on August 10, 2013 when Yacksel Rios, Mark Meadors, and Manny Martinez accomplished the feat.

On Sunday afternoon, Anderson went four innings, walking one, uncorking a wild pitch, and striking out six on 51 pitches. Morris came in and kept the no-hitter going, walking one with four strikeouts on 58 pitches. Arano finished it off with a scoreless ninth, walking one and striking out one on 17 pitches.

Anderson, 22, was drafted by the Phillies in the 21st round of the 2012 draft. He came into Sunday’s action with a 3.38 ERA and a 41/12 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings spanning seven starts.

Morris, 23, was taken in the 24th round of the 2013 draft by the Phillies. He has made two starts with Double-A Reading, but has spent most of his season with Clearwater, compiling a 3.40 ERA and a 25/12 K/BB ratio in 53 innings in six starts and 10 relief appearances.

The Phillies acquired Arano along with infielder Jesmuel Valentin from the Dodgers in the August 2014 trade that sent pitcher Roberto Hernandez to L.A. Arano, 21, entered Sunday with a 2.76 ERA and a 56/13 K/BB ratio in 49 innings across 26 relief appearances this season.

None of the three Phillies pitchers were ranked in the organization’s top-30 by MLB Pipeline.