Video: Watch Jordan Zimmermann’s reaction to Steven Souza, Jr.’s no-hitter-saving catch

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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.

Marcus Stroman: Blue Jays are “f– terrible”

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Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman strugged in Sunday afternoon’s start against the Red Sox, yielding four runs (three earned) over five innings. He fell to 2-7 with a 5.86 ERA. The Jays dropped three of four games to the Sox in the series and now sit with a 43-52 record heading into the All-Star break.

Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports that while Stroman was initially cool, calm, and collected when speaking to the media after the game, he eventually snapped. Stroman was asked by a reporter about breaking into professional baseball with short-season Single-A Vancouver in 2012. Stroman yelled at the reporter, noting that his team had just lost to the Red Sox, and called his team “f– terrible.” Keegan Matheson’s account of the situation lines up with Buffery’s as well.

Prior to the outburst, Stroman had just praised his teammates, saying, “My team picks me up a ton. They pick me up all year. I should be able to pitch better in times like that when my team doesn’t have my back. Because they’ve had my back a ton of times. So, love my guys on my team and like I said, I would go to war with them any day.”

Stroman will have off until Friday, so hopefully the time off helps him clear his mind. It has understandably been a frustrating season in Toronto.