June 01, 2012

Johan Santana Throws First Mets No-Hitter: For the first time ever, a New York Mets pitcher has thrown a no-hitter. Johan Santana managed the feat over the St. Louis Cardinals in an 8-0 victory. Santana walked five and threw 134 pitches, the most in his career. Left fielder Mike Baxter made a running seventh-inning catch and slammed hard into the wall to keep the no-hit bid alive.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:54 PM - 5 comments

A little help from the umps in the 6th inning when they called Beltran's hit a foul ball, but that's a cosmic makeup call for the Galarraga screw up a couple of years ago.

posted by grum@work at 10:14 PM on June 01

Santana looked gassed in the late eighth and ninth. The first two ninth inning hitters came close to bloop hits. If he had walked that third batter I don't know how much more he had in the tank.

posted by rcade at 10:54 PM on June 01

When one thinks of the top-notch pitchers the Mets have had in their history -- Ryan, Seaver, Gooden, many more -- it's amazing how they've never had a no-no. They've had a good number of ninth-inning heartbreaks.

posted by jjzucal at 11:36 PM on June 01

As a high school kid, I watched Tom Seaver's 1 hitter in July 1969 as the Mets were overtaking the Cubs on the way to winning the improbable World Series.

I was a Cubs fan at the time, and that was one of the most unforgettable, electric ballgames I have ever seen in my life. Seaver certainly deserved to get a no hitter that night and I'm glad the Mets finally have one in the bank now.

posted by beaverboard at 12:37 AM on June 02

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