Sep 28, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; General view of the scoreboard after the game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 1-0 and Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) threw a no-hitter. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the final edition for the 2014 season of The Good, The No-No, and The Great. Let’s hit the final quick recap of the season, The Good: 15 plus wins; The No-No: Zimmermann tosses a no hitter; and The Great: read the full recap. Let’s jump in for the final time!
Last season the Marlins went 62-100 and most projected them to do the same this season. What was the Marlins answer to that? To win 15 more games than last season. The Marlins finish the season with a 77-85 record, the best win improvement in the National League! You know makes this even Great..er just wait, but first…
The Marlins lost 1-0 to Jordan Zimmermann as he threw a no-no in the final game of the season. It brought back memories of last year’s Henderson Alvarez no-no, but instead of a wild pitch walk-off we got a diving 3rd out catch from Steven Souza Jr to end the game. This was also the Nationals first no-no.
The Marlins had a 15 plus win season without Jose Fernandez since May, Giancarlo Stanton for the last leg of September, and no Marcell Ozuna for the last week of the season. With all that the Marlins still posted a better record than last year! Imagine next year when this team is at full strength and they make a few key off season signings, the Marlins will be poised to contend for 2015 and beyond!
Until next season, keep coming back to Marlin Maniac for breaking news. Let’s go Marlins!