One out away from pitching the Washington Nationals' first no-hitter, Jordan Zimmermann watched his 104th pitch on a crisp, clear Sunday afternoon get smacked toward deep left-center.
Zimmermann leaned his head back and winced. His first thought: "Double. No-doubt double."
"And then," the right-hander said later, "he comes out of nowhere and makes that catch."
Thanks to a dramatic, diving grab by little-used rookie Steven Souza Jr., who came on as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning, Zimmermann completed his gem, a 1-0 victory for the National League East champion Nationals over the Miami Marlins.
"I thought there was no...