Baseball fans were thrilled to see the first regular season no hitter by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Josh Beckett against the Philadelphia Phillies. Beckett pitched the game of his life on Sunday reported the Los Angeles Times on May 25, 2014. At the age of 34 this was Beckett's first no hitter in the 321st start of his fantastic 14 year career.
The Dodgers sailed to a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park with Beckett's no hitter. Beckett threw an unpredictable assortment of breaking pitches throughout the game. Than with two outs in the ninth inning and a full count against Chase Utley, Beckett threw an amazing fast ball which clocked at 94 mph and which was taken for a called third strike.
This was the 24th no hitter in Dodgers history and the first for the team since Hideo Nomo on Sept. 17, 1996, at Colorado. Beckett said this created a special feeling for him. He said it's something you certainly think about during your career but not many players have been able to do it. Catcher Drew Butera was so excited about this game he said he could feel his heart pounding through his protective gear. However Beckett looked calm and sailed to victory.
Beckett made his no hitter look easy. He struck out six and walked three on 128 pitches in the game reports USA Today. Beckett knocked off 23 Phillies players in a row prior to walking Jimmy Rollins with two outs in the ninth. Than Utley struck out and the game was over. This was one of those spectacular games that makes baseball a spectacular sport.