Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann tossed a no-hitter against the Marlins to finish out the regular season, thanks in large part to Steven Souza, Jr.’s terrific diving catch in left field of a Christian Yelich fly ball to record the final out.
MLB Network happened to capture a cool shot of Zimmermann reacting to Souza’s catch with their Ballpark Cam. You can see him walking dejectedly off of the mound, expecting the ball to fall in for a hit — likely a double, with Yelich running — but is happily surprised when Souza snags the baseball.
To quote my colleague Drew Silva, baseball is just the best.
Reliever Mark Lowe wants to make a comeback, Jerry Crasnick reports. The 35-year-old veteran is working out in Portland, Oregon and would take an opportunity to pitch overseas as well as a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Lowe signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers back in January, but was cut in the middle of March and didn’t end up signing with another team. He last pitched in the majors in 2016 with the Tigers. Across parts of 11 seasons, Lowe has a career 4.22 ERA with 352 strikeouts and 163 walks in 385 2/3 innings. Lowe spent 2017 at Triple-A for the Mariners and White Sox, compiling a devilish 6.66 ERA in aggregate across 48 2/3 innings.