This is magical.
On what would have been the 26th birthday of the late Yordano Ventura on Saturday, one of his former teammates threw a no-hitter. Edinson Volquez, who is now with the Marlins, tossed the gem against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and you’d better believe his former teammates in Kansas City were excited about it.
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Mike Moustakas wrote on his Twitter account: “Unbelievable eddy. What a birthday present for your lil bro. #ace.”
This is what Kelvin Herrera shared after the game:
The Royals tweeted this message: “Congratulations to former #Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on his no-hitter today. Thank you for your #Ace30 dedication.”
Raul Mondesi is now with Class AAA Omaha, but he was watching Volquez make history and shared this on Instagram:
Christian Colon, who is now with the Marlins, had the whole thing unfold in front of him. He wrote this after the game: “What Eddy did today was incredible! Witnessing that was special, brought tears to my eyes... #RIPACE”
While never a Royals, the Marlins’ Christian Yelich understood what the no-hitter meant:
After the game, Volquez dedicated his game to Ventura and the late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Here is the final out of his no-hitter.