Volquez Makes History: Ranking The Miami Marlins No-Hitters
No-No No 3: Volquez Vanquishes D-Backs 6/3/17
When it comes to Miami Marlins no-hitters, I might not be giving this one enough credit.
Edinson Volquez was dominant from start to finish in this one, with the possible exception of that first play of the game. He did pretty much get owned by Reymond Fuentes at first base, despite recording the out.
Ten strikeouts, two walks, with zero errors and zero hit batsmen. Only 98 pitches, tied for fewest ever with a yet to be named pitcher. First complete game shutout for the Marlins in three years. A 3-0 victory that just stopped being a one-run game in the bottom of the eighth. Plenty to like here.
In terms of strictly dominant stuff, this should probably be one slot higher. In terms of thrilling ballgames, this should probably be one slot lower. So it’s a curious one, and where you will go on to rank Volquez’s outing probably will depend on whether you have a glass half full, or glass half empty perspective on the 2017 season.
There is this though. Volquez dedicated this game to friends Yordano Ventura and Jose Fernandez. That’s a pretty remarkable gesture, especially from someone who’s endured so much personal tragedy in the past few seasons.
Here’s to you Edinson, on a classy move and a gutsy performance.