Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Henderson Alvarez throws no-hitter for Miami Marlins
Sep 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) reacts in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
It was almost a fitting karmic end to the Toronto Blue Jays miserable season.
Former Blue Jays pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter for the Miami Marlins against the Detroit Tigers today to become the fifth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.
It was a very strange ending to the game as the Marlins scored on a wild pitch with the score tied 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth to walk-off with the win and secure the no-hitter. The young righty was standing in the on-deck circle when the walk-off occurred.
Alvarez, 23, was a part of the Blue Jays-Marlins blockbuster trade that brought Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to Toronto. In 93.2 innings this year (not including today’s contest) he pitched to a 3.94 ERA and 1.238 WHIP. He improved his SO/BB ratio from 1.46 last year to 2.04 in Miami.
I didn’t actually watch today’s masterpiece so I’m going to mail the rest of this post in with some reaction from Twitter. I’m going to miss baseball this winter.