Here are some statistical nuggets related to the Phillies' combined no-hitter of the Braves for a 7-0 win on Monday afternoon in Atlanta:
• All four no-hitters thrown in 2014 belong to National League teams, and the NL is responsible for the last eight no-nos since the Mariners' Felix Hernandez notched a perfect game on Aug. 15, 2012.
• The only other team besides the Phillies to have three-no-hitters in the past five years is the Giants, with Tim Lincecum throwing one in each of the past two seasons, following Matt Cain's 2012 perfect game.
• The no-hitter was the third caught by Carlos Ruiz, who was behind the plate for both of Roy Halladay's gems for the Phillies in 2010. That ties Ruiz for second all time behind Jason Varitek, who caught four no-nos for the Red Sox from 2001-08.
|9/1/2014||PHI vs. ATL||4|
|6/8/2012||SEA vs. LAD||6|
|7/12/1997||PIT vs. HOU||2|
|9/11/1991||ATL vs. SD||3|
|7/13/1991||BAL @ OAK||4|
|4/11/1990||CAL vs. SEA||2|
|7/28/1976||CWS @ OAK||2|
|9/28/1975||OAK vs. CAL||4|
|4/30/1967||BAL vs. DET GM 1*||2|
|6/23/1917||BOS vs. WAS GM 1||2|
• The Phillies had three players who were in the lineup for all three of those no-hitters: Ruiz, first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley.
• The Phillies became the first NL team to have a combined no-hitter since the Astros used six pitchers to accomplish the feat against the Yankees on June 11, 2003.
• The Phillies were the fifth team to use four or more pitchers in a combined no-hitter. The 2012 Mariners and '03 Astros hold the record for most pitchers used in a combined no-hitter, with six.
• The Red Sox had baseball's first combined no-hitter in 1917, when Babe Ruth walked Eddie Foster to start a game against the Washington Senators. Ruth was ejected for arguing the call moments later.
• Starter Cole Hamels tied a season high with five walks, one shy of his career high.
• Hamels had never before allowed no hits in a start lasting more than two innings. He allowed one hit in such an outing four times -- most recently on June 3, 2011, against the Pirates. In that game, Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen singled in the fourth for the Bucs' only knock against Hamels over eight frames.
• Hamels has thrown 12 complete games in his career. His personal best is a two-hitter against the Giants on Sept. 1, 2009.
• This was the first no-hitter to include at least five walks and one hit batter since the D-backs' Edwin Jackson issued eight free passes and plunked one against the Rays on June 25, 2010.
• This was the first no-hitter with at least 147 pitches thrown since Lincecum threw 148 against the Padres on July 13, 2013. Only two other no-hitters for which pitch-count data is available have surpassed that total, with Jackson throwing 149 in his no-no and the Astros combining for 151 in 2003.
• Phillies relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined for five strikeouts and no baserunners allowed, throwing 28 of 39 pitches for strikes over three innings.
• The Phillies became the 11th team in baseball history to combine for a no-hitter, and the fourth in the last 20 years.
• The Phillies allowed six baserunners, the third most in a combined no-hitter. Baltimore's Steve Barber walked 10 and hit two batters over 8 2/3 innings during a combined no-no in 1967, while Chicago's Blue Moon Odom and Francisco Barrios walked 11 for the White Sox in 1976.
• Philadelphia's 12 strikeouts are the second-most all time in a combined no-hitter. Six Astros pitchers combined to fan 13 against the Yankees in 2003.
• Monday's game was the first combined no-hitter to take more than three hours. It was played in three hours and 10 minutes.
• The Phillies became the fourth team of 11 to not commit an error during a combined no-hitter.
• Philadelphia's seven runs are the second-most for a winning team during a combined no-hitter. The Astros beat the Yankees, 8-0, in 2003.