Ramos catches second no-hitter in two years
WASHINGTON -- Last September, Wilson Ramos called and caught Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter, accomplishing a feat most catchers never will. On Saturday, in Washington's 6-0 win over Pittsburgh, he did it again.
Ramos and Max Scherzer were in sync all afternoon, leading to 10 strikeouts and a no-hitter during another dominant performance from the Nats' ace.
"That's amazing, an amazing moment in my career," Ramos said. "I did it last year with Jordan and this year with Max. That made me feel so excited, because I felt like I did a good job behind the plate. It was an amazing job for Max today. It made me feel happy that we were on the same page. It was an incredible job today."
Ramos knocked a single in the sixth and scored in that four-run Nationals inning, but after all 27 outs were recorded and the no-hitter was secure, the focus for Ramos was on his work behind the plate and his management of Scherzer.
"Always when he goes to the mound, he's got his plan to attack the hitter," Ramos said. "He almost did it last start, and today he did it. Finally, he did it. I'm happy for him. That's a good job."
Ramos, who caught rookie Joe Ross' 11-strikeout gem Friday night, has caught the only no-hitters in Nationals history.
"Mission accomplished," Scherzer said. "I just felt like Willy and I were on the same page again, just had a good game plan."