Today in Nationals’ History: Jordan Zimmermann throws first Washington Nationals’ no-hitter
September 28, 2014 – On the final day of the 2014 regular season, RHP Jordan Zimmermann tossed the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals’ history (2005-present). He struck out 10 batters while walking just one, a 3-2 pitch that home plate umpire Alan Porter determined was just a bit low. OF Steven Souza Jr.’s diving, over-the-shoulder catch of a line drive off the bat of OF Christian Yelich made the final out of what was certain to be an extra-base hit. In a moment of pure emotion not usually shown by the stoic Zimmermann, he dropped his head, put his hands on his hips and watched as Souza Jr. tracked the ball. To make the catch, Souza Jr. dove backward, almost parallel to the ground and when he landed he reached his glove to the sky.