Jordan Zimmermann throws no-hitter against Marlins


UPDATE, 3:38 p.m. ET: Zimmermann induced a soft groundout from Adeiny Hechavarria to open the top of the ninth inning and then Jarrod Saltalamacchia flew out to center field for the second out. Christian Yelich drove a ball far into the left-center field gap that looked bound to drop in, but Steven Souza Jr. made a fantastic leaping catch to end it. That’s the first no-hitter for the Nationals since the franchise moved from Montreal. Baseball is just the best.


There are still three postseason races to be decided, but we’re also tracking history in the nation’s capital.

Jordan Zimmermann has no-hit the visiting Marlins through eight innings Sunday at Nationals Park and will head into the ninth on only 93 pitches. He has 10 strikeouts and has thrown just 21 balls to 72 strikes.

We’ll bring you the ninth-inning updates as Zimmermann tries to wrap this thing up.

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.