Nationals Almost No-Hit, Give Fans Reason to Watch Again

After being eliminated from postseason contention Monday, the Nationals really gave you no reason to watch them anymore. They couldn't even play spoiler, considering the team they were playing had already clinched a berth and the one awaiting them in Arizona was also out of the race.

Then, the Nationals almost got no-hit and they were worth watching for one more night.

Michael Wacha was one out away from earning a no-hitter against the Nationals Tuesday, but Ryan Zimmerman's infield single with two outs in the top of the ninth ruined it. It was the fourth no-hit bid broken up in the ninth inning this season.

For the Nationals, it was also the latest that they have ever earned their first hit in a game; Ronnie Belliard broke up a no-hitter from John Smoltz in the top of the eighth on Sept. 7, 2007.

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