Ubaldo Jimenez just recorded the first no-hitter in Rockies history as Colorado blanked the Braves, 4-0.
This leaves the Mets (48 seasons), Padres (41 seasons) and Devil Rays/Rays (12 seasons) as the only franchises to not throw one. The Indians have gone 29 seasons since their last -- Len Barker's perfect game in 1981.
The last time the Braves were no-hit was Randy Johnson's effort on May 18, 2004. The Braves' franchise has now been no-hit 16 times in its history, trailing only the Phillies' 18.
Jimenez is the first pitcher whose first name begins with "U" to throw a no-hitter.
It's the earliest no-hitter thrown in a season since Hideo Nomo on April 4, 2001.
Jimenez is the fourth pitcher from the Dominican Republic to throw a no-no. He joins Juan Marichal, Ramon Martinez and Jose Jimenez. Other non-United States countries/territories to boast multiple no-hitters are Venezuela (Wilson Alvarez, Anibal Sanchez, Carlos Zambrano), Puerto Rico (Juan Nieves, Jonathan Sanchez), Ireland (Tony Mullane, One Arm Daily) and Japan (Hideo Nomo, 2).
Saturday is far and away the leading day of the week for no-hitters. Jimenez's was the 49th thrown on a Saturday. Wednesday (39), Friday (38) and Sunday (35) round out the top four.
The catcher and umpire from Saturday's no-hitter (Miguel Olivo and Jeff Kellogg) were BOTH behind the plate for Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter on Sept. 6, 2006.