Spencer Turnbull Loses No-Hit Bid in 7th as Phillies Rout White Sox 7-0

Phillies' Turnbull flirts with no-hitter, Bohm powers offense with two 3-run homers in 7-0 win over White Sox, as Phillies' rotation continues strong run.

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Spencer Turnbull Loses No-Hit Bid in 7th as Phillies Rout White Sox 7-0

Spencer Turnbull Loses No-Hit Bid in 7th as Phillies Rout White Sox 7-0

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Spencer Turnbull carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning vs the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. Turnbull struck out six, walked two, and pitched seven innings for the first time since his no-hitter in 2021 for the Detroit Tigers.

The Phillies won the game 7-0, powered by Alec Bohm's two three-run home runs and a solo shot by Whit Merrifield. Bohm's first homer was hit to right field in the first inning, and his second was lofted high into left-center in the third. The two home runs equaled the number of three-run homers Bohm hit in all of 2023.

Turnbull retired 14 consecutive batters after a two-out walk to Paul DeJong in the second inning. He lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh when Gavin Sheets singled for the White Sox's first hit. It was Turnbull's fourth start for the Phillies after signing a $2 million, one-year contract in the offseason.

Why this matters: Turnbull's strong performance comes as the Phillies are considering moving him to the bullpen with the impending return of Taijuan Walker to the rotation. The Phillies' starting pitchers have allowed only one earned run over the last 29 1/3 innings in their last four games.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson noted that Bohm has gained strength over the past two years, which has contributed to his increased power. "He's a lot stronger than he was," Thomson said. "When he's getting mistakes, he's doing damage. That's what the good hitters do." Bohm has emerged as one of Philadelphia's most popular athletes, and the team will offer an 'I Love This Place' T-shirt as part of a promotion next month, referencing Bohm overcoming a previous incident where he was caught on camera saying "I (expletive) hate this place" after a poor performance.

The Phillies improved to 10-10 with their fourth straight win, while the White Sox fell to an MLB-worst 3-16. Chicago has lost seven of eight and 12 of 14 overall. White Sox starter Garrett Crochet allowed six runs in three innings, with Bohm's two homers accounting for all the scoring off him.

Key Takeaways

  • Phillies' Turnbull carried a no-hit bid into 7th vs White Sox, lost it with 1 out
  • Bohm hit 2 3-run HRs, equaling his 2023 total, in Phillies' 7-0 win
  • Phillies considering moving Turnbull to bullpen with Walker's return to rotation
  • Phillies' starters allowed only 1 earned run in last 29.1 innings over 4 games
  • Phillies improved to 10-10, White Sox fell to MLB-worst 3-16 record