Zimmermann may have made history last Sept. 28, but Souza made the sensational no-hitter-saving catch with two outs in the ninth inning.
Yelich was Miami's final hope, and he smoked a liner to the gap in left-center. But Souza dashed back, and he made a remarkable, diving catch. The replay will haunt Yelich forever.
Before Friday's game with the Rays, Yelich saw Souza on the field, and they talked briefly.
"We had a laugh," Yelich said. "I saw him pregame. I gave him a hard time about it. He laughed."
The baseball had a way of finding Souza in the ninth inning. He had just entered the game as a defensive replacement for Ryan Zimmerman.
"First no-hitter in Nationals history, you know," Souza said. "Coming in in the ninth, after not playing in the whole game type of thing. And then, yeah, I think what stands out the most is that Jordan thought it was a double. You see his head go down, then his hands go up once I make the catch. It was an incredible moment.
"It's one of those things where I knew the ball was going to come to me. I made sure I over-prepared for that moment. Yeah, it was incredible."
To Yelich, it was one of those helpless feelings as a hitter. If it drops, he ends the season with an extra-base hit. Who knows? He would have been either on second or third base in a one-run game. Instead, the Miami outfielder is part of the wrong side of history.
"It was a great play," Yelich said. "It saved a no-hitter. It's good for him. It's something I'll see for a long time. It will be on there."
On that play, Yelich was victimized by a great defensive play. But in the offseason, the Miami left fielder didn't come away empty-handed. Yelich was the Gold Glove-winning left fielder in the National League.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.