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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Sportsman of the Week Ending 8/13/2023
Another week, another single pitcher no hitter. I promise you this doesn't happen as often as this normally. Trade deadline acquisition for the Philadelphia Phillies, Michael Lorenzen notched the third (non-combined) no hitter and the second in eight days as he flummoxed the Washington Nationals over 9 innings for no hits to go along with 4 walks. He finished with 124 pitches but had a comfortable 7-0 cushion so didn't need to worry about needing bullpen help as long as he kept the Nationals off the board. The 31-year-old starter has moved across teams the last few seasons but defending National League Champion Phillies welcome him with open arms. He's 2-0 with 17 IP, 6 H, 2 ER as he may find himself in the playoffs as a key piece of a rotation that took the team within 2 wins of a World Series championship last year. Lorenzen etches his place in history and is the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!