We do not believe in jinxes! This is going to happen! This … aw hell.
Cardinals’ rookie Michael Wacha came as close to a no-hitter as one can without getting it, giving up an infield single with two outs in the ninth against the Nationals. Ryan Zimmerman legged out a slow roller to short to spoil the festivities, which would have been the Cardinals’ first no-hitter at home since Bob Forsch vs. the Montreal Expos in 1983. And they haven’t had one on the road since 2001.
STL's Wacha just came as close to a no-hitter as Yusmeiro Petit did to a perfect game. Can't remember so much drama in one year with no-nos.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) September 25, 2013
Hey, a monster clutch one-hitter in stretch run of division race? Yeah, that's OK. What a performance by Wacha.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 25, 2013
Too bad: I had all my headlines ready to go:
Wacha Lookin’ At, Nationals?
Wacha, Wacha, Wacha: Cards’ Rookie No-Hits Nats
Wacha Too Macha For Natchas