Jordan Zimmerman only has a few starts remaining on the season. Fortunately tonight he is going against the Miami Marlins. He is in the midst of making this one count. He threw 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball before Donovan Solano broke up the bid with a single into center field. Prior to the hit Zimmerman had only allowed 1 base runner on the night and has struck out 8 batters so far.
Of course twitter was monitoring his progress.
Here was before the hit.
— MLB (@MLB) September 21, 2013
And here was after.
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) September 21, 2013
Marlins get their first hit in the 6th, but no runs. #Nats looking to get the offense going, top of the order coming up
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 21, 2013
The last no hitter in Nationals franchise history was back in 1991 when they were named the Montreal Expos. Dennis Martinez threw a perfect game against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. It looks like tonight was not meant to end that drought.
Interestingly enough, Zimmerman’s counterpart has pitched almost as well. Jacob Turner has allowed only 3 hits through 6 innings and the teams are currently locked in a 0-0 scoreless tie.
If you like pitching make sure to check this game out.