Kyle Gibson flirts with no-hitter as rampaging Phillies improve to 10 games over .500

Kyle Gibson flirts with no-hitter as rampaging Phillies improve to 10 games over .500

On most nights, a barrage of five home runs would be the story. Not on this one, though. Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos and Darick Hall all went deep in the first inning and J.T. Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber joined the power party later. But Kyle Gibson stole the show Friday night. “He was a lot of fun to catch,” Realmuto said. “That was the sharpest I’ve seen his stuff all season.” Gibson flirted with a no-hitter in leading the Phillies to a 7-2 win over the lowly Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The 34-year-old right-hander pitched perfect baseball through six innings. He lost his bid for the perfect game when he hit Victor Robles with a pitch to lead off the seventh. He then gave up a base hit …
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