Henderson Alvarez delivers one of the wildest no-hitters in baseball history
Most pitchers finish off a no-hitter while on the mound -- whether it's via strikeout or some routine play in the field. When Henderson Alvarez's no-no was finally complete on Sunday, he was holding a bat in the on-deck circle.
The 23-year-old righthander delivered nine hitless innings (a la Pedro Martinez) against the Tigers, but the Marlins couldn't muster a run against Justin Verlander and the rest of Detroit's staff. So Alvarez recorded the final out of the ninth and went back to the dugout with the score tied 0-0.
The Marlins then loaded up the bases with two outs in the bottom half of the inning and Giancarlo Stanton scored on a walk-off wild pitch. Alvarez was scheduled to hit next. Seriously.
It's the fifth no-hitter in Marlins history, the third this season and one of the strangest you'll ever see. Baseball, ladies and gentlemen. Baseball.