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Volquez Throws Another Marlins No-No

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Volquez Throws Another Marlins No-No

The Fish Are Heating Up

Edinson Volquez threw the sixth no-hitter in Marlins franchise history Saturday night. Despite his performance, Volquez has been very shaky in 2017. He hadn’t reached the 7th inning in any of his prior starts and owned a 0-7 record. Much like his team, the Dominican-born pitcher has turned it around as of late. In his last 2 starts, Volquez has thrown 15 innings while giving up 1 run on 3 hits and earning 2 straight wins. Edinson also recorded his first 10 strikeout game of the season. That start marked the second time this season in which he did not give up a run. His last scoreless outing came in his first start of the season.  It looks like the team can put together the wins they need if their pitching staff can stay consistent. The Marlins are 7-2 in their last 9 games and they finally look like the team we saw in April.


Some No-No Fun Facts

  • Marlins have thrown the most no-hitters since they became a team in 1993 (6).
  • D-backs have been no-hit 3 times and 2 of them have been by the Marlins (Anibal Sanchez 2006).
  • Volquez faced the minimum 27 batters.
  • 5 of the 6 Marlins no-hitters are against NL West
  • Dodgers are only NL West team that has not been no-hit by Marlins.
  • Volquez only threw 98 pitches while striking out 10.
  • The last no-hitter under 100 pitches was Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez in 2013.
  • Marlins last complete game was thrown exactly 3 years before, June 3, 2014.

Significant Day for Volquez

Former Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura would have celebrated his 26th birthday on Saturday night. Edinson Volquez knew that when he was going into his start. The two pitchers were teammates, fellow countrymen, and close friends. Ventura passed away January of this year in a tragic car accident while he was in the Dominican Republic. They played two seasons together with the Royals and won a World Series title in 2015. After his no-hitter, Volquez talked about how he dedicated that game to Ventura and also Jose Fernandez, who he did not have the chance to play with. Both were two young, lively pitchers who had their careers cut short just 4 moths apart.