SARASOTA, Fla. -- Phillies manager Pete Mackanin looked legitimately disappointed that his team did not throw a no-hitter to beat the Orioles on Thursday night in a Grapefruit League game at Ed Smith Stadium.
The Phillies did not allow a hit through 8 1/3 innings, when Phillies right-hander Michael Mariot gave up a single to Chris Dickerson and a two-run home run to Sean Coyle, who went to Germantown Academy High School, just outside Philadelphia. Vince Velasquez pitched 3 2/3 hitless innings, walking four and striking out six. Jake Thompson followed with 2 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts. Colton Murray walked one batter in 1 2/3 innings and Mariot retired the last batter of the eighth and one batter in the ninth before losing the no-no.
It is believed the last Phillies no-hitter in Spring Training came on April 4, 1952, when Steve Ridzik threw one against the Cardinals in Savannah, Ga. Ridzik never pitched in the big leagues.
Baltimore rookie left-hander Chris Lee, who was making his first Grapefruit League start, pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits. Lee, who has never pitched above Double-A, has allowed two runs on seven hits in 11 innings this spring.
"I had [more] deep counts than I'd like, and I was trying to trust my stuff and stay down in the zone," Lee said.
Phillies Up Next: The Phillies return to Clearwater, Fla., on Friday to play the Blue Jays in a Grapefruit League game at 1:05 p.m. at Spectrum Field. Right-hander Aaron Nola (0-0, 6.14 ERA) makes his fourth start of the spring. Watch live on MLB.TV.
Orioles Up Next:The Orioles play the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park in Bradenton at 1:05 p.m. on Friday. Gabriel Ynoa, who has pitched only once since March 1, will get the start. Watch live on MLB.TV. The Orioles and Pirates will play a "B" game in Sarasota at 10 a.m.