On Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, Cole Hamels completed the 13th no-hitter in Phillies baseball history at Wrigley Field as the Phillies defeated the Cubs 5-0.
With a 3-2 counts to Cubs all-star third baseman Kris Bryant, Hamels hung a pitch which Bryant launched to dead center field. Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera misread the fly ball, but recovered, making the catch and securing the win for the Phillies and the no-hitter for Cole Hamels.
The last time the Cubs were no-hit was on September 9, 1965 when Sandy Koufax struck out 14.
For Cole Hamels, his final line on the day was 9 innings pitched, 13 strikeouts and 2 walks, while surrendering no hits of course.
With trade talks swirling around Hamels, if this is Cole’s last start in a Phillies uniform, it may just be the perfect end to his Phillies career. Cole’s next start is slated for next Thursday, July 30, the day before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline.