Sep 28 9:26p
Alvarez closed his breakout 2014 campaign with a tough-luck loss Sunday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball.
A year ago, Alvarez tossed a no-hitter on the final Sunday of the season, but this time around he was out-dueled by the Nationals' Jordan Zimmerman who spun a no-hitter of his own. The setback closes the book on what has been a breakout season for the 24-year-old Alvarez as he worked his power sinker to a 12-7 record, posting an excellent 2.65 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 111:33 K:BB ratio across 187 innings pitched. Alvarez posted the sixth-best ERA in the National League among qualified starters while twirling a league-best three complete-game shutouts. He'll enter the 2015 season as the Marlins' de-facto ace until Jose Fernandez is ready to reclaim the top spot in Miami's rotation.