Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez no-hit the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park.
He surrendered just two walks against the D-Backs, striking out 10 and facing the minimum 27 batters (he was able to induce a pair of double plays). Volquez threw just 98 pitches, striking out the side in the ninth inning to seal the deal. This is his first career no-no.
On the second play of the game, Volquez was nearly removed by manager Don Mattingly after appearing to tweak his ankle. He remained in the game and wound up making history.
Volquez dedicated the performance to late teammate Jose Fernandez and late Royals pitcher and Dominican countryman Yordano Ventura. Today would have been Ventura’s 26’s birthday, and before the game, Volquez posted on Instagram in his memory.
Volquez is the sixth Marlins pitcher ever to throw a no-hitter. He entered the game with a meager 1–7 record and 3.99 ERA on the year.
Henderson Alvarez was the last Marlins pitcher to throw a no-hitter, when Miami defeated the Detroit Tigers 1–0 on September 29, 2013.