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.
PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.
The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.
The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.
Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.
Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.
In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.
Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.
With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.