Shelby Miller falls one out shy of 2015’s first no-no

The Atlanta Braves’ Shelby Miller came just one out from throwing the first no-hitter of the 2015 season on Sunday, holding the Miami Marlins hitless through 8 2/3 innings at Marlins Park.

Miller struck out four and walked just one as he sough to throw the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves’ 15th no-hitter in franchise history. Justin Bour broke up the no-no with a single up the middle. Miller ended the game with a complete game, 2-hit 6-0 shutout.

The last Braves pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Kent Mercker, who blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Friday, April 8, 1994

The last time the Marlins were no-hit was on the final day of the 2014 season. The Washington Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann threw that one.

Here are the deepest near no-nos of the 2015 season (minimum six innings):


Shelby Miller
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Spoiler: Spoiler: Justin Boer, single up the middle with one out in the ninth
Atlanta Braves 6, Miami Marlins 0
Marlins Park (Miami)


Trevor Bauer (6 inn)
Kyle Crockett (1 inn)
Scott Atchinson (1 inn)
Nick Hagadome (⅓ inn)
Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spoiler: Jed Lowrie, homer to left-center with one out in the ninth
Cleveland Indians 5, Houston Astros 0
Minute Maid Park (Houston)


Chris Young (5 inn)
Ryan Madson (2 inn)
Kelvin Herrera (0 inn)
Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Spoiler: Nick Castellanos, single to left with nobody out in the eighth inning
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)


Sonny Gray
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, April 6, 2015 (Opening Day)
Spoiler: Ryan Rua, single to right with nobody out in the eighth inning
Oakland Athletics 8, Texas Rangers 0 Coliseum (Oakland)


Corey Kluber
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spoiler: Jhonny peralta, two-out single to left in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Progressive Field (Cleveland)


Garrett Richards
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Spoiler: Jason Castro, one-out single to left in the seventh inning
Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)


Madison Bumgarner
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Monday, May 4, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Upton, leadoff single to left in the seventh inning
San Francisco Giants 2, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)