Five Phillies pitchers combined on a one-hitter and Charlie Manuel avoided death by tricycle in the team’s 7-1 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.

Cole Hamels allowed a leadoff double to Tyler Greene in the first inning. Phils pitchers did not allow another hit the rest of the game.

Hamels went five innings, gave up a run, walked one and struck out one. Tyler Cloyd, Zach Miner, Jeremy Horst and Justin De Fratus all pitched hitless, scoreless ball the rest of the way.

Hamels, the likely opening day starter, is pleased with his progress at this stage of the spring.

“I feel strong and that’s great,” he said. “But I still need to get the timing of my delivery down.”

It was the Phillies’ second one-hitter of the spring. They one-hit Pittsburgh on March 4.

The humorous highlight of the game came during a mid-inning adult tricycle race around the warning track near the backstop. One of the tricyclists crashed into Manuel, who was seated outside the dugout with pitching coach Rich Dubee.

The Phillies’ dugout had a good laugh after the wreck.

“That three-wheeler got me,” Manuel said outside the clubhouse after the game. “I saw him coming and thought I better get over, but he got me. Dubee’s supposed to save me there. He let me get run over.”

As Manuel was recounting the “incident”, Phils’ front office man Dallas Green walked by and shouted, “Watch those tricycles, Charlie!”