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2022 World Series: Social media reaction to Astros’ no-hitter vs. Phillies

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The Houston Astros made history Wednesday with just the second World Series no-hitter ever, blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 in Game 4 of the 2022 World Series behind a four-pitcher effort led by starter Cristian Javier

Houston’s performance also caused a popular Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain to suffer an extremely ill-timed promotion – one that was tied to when the Phillies would get a hit.

Wawa’s tweet, sent before first pitch of the eventual no-hitter, went downhill fast over the next several hours:

Meanwhile, others marveled at how unpredictable the series has been.

Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless also gave Javier plenty of credit after the no-hitter went final.

Javier went viral again on social media postgame when he told FOX Sports MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal that his parents predicted his historic performance.

Astros’ Cristian Javier discusses being part of second no-hitter in World Series history

Ken Rosenthal talks to Houston Astros pitcher Cristian Javier about throwing six no-hit innings in the Game 4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.

And although he no longer plays in Houston himself, Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt made it clear who he was rooting for Wednesday.

The Astros and Phillies are now tied at two games apiece. Game 5 will take place in Philadelphia on Thursday with first pitch at 8:03 p.m. ET only on FOX and the FOX Sports App.


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