Oh No… Cards’ Rookie Loses No-Hitter With Two Outs In Ninth

  • Rick Chandler

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.

Wacha retired the first 14 batters before Adam LaRoche reached on an infield error in the fifth. He walked one. He was pulled after the hit, and the Cardinals won, 2-0.

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