Steven Souza makes a 'Jim Edmonds catch' for last out of Jordan Zimmermann no-hitter
Souza saves Zimmermann no-hitter with diving catch
DON'T SLEEP ON GAME 162!
The Nationals had long-clinched the NL East title and had secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason when the Marlins rolled into town for the final series of the regular season. You might have been thinking that Game 162 wasn't relevant ... but then Jordan Zimmermann threw a no-hitter.
Zimmermann was 13-5 with a 2.78 ERA heading into his final regular season start. His fifth-inning walk of Justin Bour was the only blemish on an otherwise perfect day heading into the ninth frame. After inducing an Adeiny Hechavarria ground ball and getting Jarrod Saltalamacchia to fly out, Zimm was one out away from the first no-no in Nats history.
Christian Yelich shot a line drive to deep left field, but Steven Souza was on his horse and made a spectacular, Jim Edmonds-style grab to rob the Marlins' outfielder and preserve the no-hitter for Zimmermann.
Here's another angle, just for good measure:
Not a bad exclamation point to punctuate the regular season. We're guessing they'll be looking to carry that Natitude over into October.