Update (8:41 PM ET): Todd Frazier broke up the no-hit bid with a double to left-center with two outs in the top of the seventh off of Steckenrider.
Marlins starter Jarlin Garcia has no-hit the Mets through six innings. He’s not coming out for the seventh inning despite throwing 77 pitches. The lefty walked two and struck out three before giving way to Drew Steckenrider in the seventh.
Miguel Rojas provided the only offense on the evening, hitting a solo home run off of Zack Wheeler in the first inning.
The Marlins were the team to most recently complete a no-hitter as Edinson Volquez accomplished the feat on June 3 last year against the Diamondbacks. The Mets were last no-hit on the final day of the 2015 season by the Nationals’ Max Scherzer.
We’ll keep you updated as the Marlins’ bullpen attempts to complete the no-no.
Last night it was reported that the Players Union had made an offer to Major League Baseball and the owners regarding plans for a 2020 season. The offer, which was in part counteroffer to the owners’ previous offer, part new proposals of its own, involved a 114-game season with an end date on October 31, a playoff expansion for two years, the right for players to opt out of the season over health concerns, and a potential deferral of 2020 salaries if the postseason were to be canceled.
How’s that sitting with the owners? Not great, folks.
Evan Drellich of The Athletic reported this morning that the owners want a shorter schedule than the 114 games the players proposed, likely because they want to increase the odds that they can get to a postseason before a potential second wave COVID-19 outbreak occurs, as many experts expect it will. The owners also, not surprisingly, still want salary reductions, which the players have not addressed due to their contention that the matter was settled. Drellich says that the players’ offer “hasn’t been rejected yet but that’s inevitable.”
Bob Klapisch of the Newark Star-Ledger is more blunt:
The sides are, as Drellich notes, still talking. It would appear, however, that the owners tack of negotiating through the media is continuing on as well.