5 Last No-Hitters by the Miami Marlins and NL East rivals

No-hitters are rare and some teams took a long time to since their last one
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A no-hitter is a rare accomplishment. When was the last time that the Miami Marlins had one? How about The Fish's NL East rivals? Considering how bad the season has started and also how bad the bullpen has been, it would've been great if the starting pitchers could've pitched longer into games don't you think?


Who do you think had the last one? I'm positive that most wouldn't guess that it is none other than Kent Mercker. The left-hander accomplished this on April 8, 1994. That day, Atlanta beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 in Dodger Stadium. Can't say that many attending fans were happy to see history unfold that day.

Interestingly, Mercker had a career 3.15 ERA/3.73 FIP going into that 1994 season. He certainly wasn't an ace, despite his ERA, but was definitely a md-rotation arm. He ended the 1994 season with a 3.45 ERA/4.21 FIP, in 20 games and 112.1 innings pitched. He actually already passed his peak at that point.

Kent Mercker pitched for Atlanta in 1995, but became a journeyman after this. He pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and even Atlanta again, until he pitched his final game in the 2008 season. Mercker finished his career with a 4.16 ERA/4.63 FIP and a surprisingly low career 12.0 WAR. As you can see, it's been quite a long wait for Atlanta to have another no-hitter.