Johan Santana pitches the first no-hitter in Mets history

Thanks to Johan Santana, the Mets now have their first no-hitter in franchise history

6/1/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

June 1, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIREFor the first time in franchise history, a Mets pitcher has pitched a no-hitter.

Johan Santana took 134 pitches to do it against a pretty solid Cardinals lineup at Citi Field in New York, and finished the game allowing zero hits, 5 walks, and struck out 5 batters.

In terms of pitch count, this was the longest outing of Santana's career, beating his previous high of 125 pitches.

Some people were convinced that, based on the Mets' normal luck, Santana's arm would fall off before he got the chance to complete the no-no.

Santana joins Jered Weaver, who pitched a no-hitter earlier this month, and Philip Humber (perfect game on April 21) as the only pitchers with no-hitters in 2012.

Ironically, Santana was traded to the Mets for Humber back in 2008. Now, the Twins have neither of them, and they've both thrown a no-hitter in 2012.

Congrats to Santana, and also to the Mets for the first no-hitter. It's only their 51st season, but they finally got it done.
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6/2/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

great performance, sad Beltran's ball was fair

6/2/12   |   w_g_walters   |   223 respect

Congrats to the Mets and to Santana. Now, all no-hitting eyes are on San Diego, the only MLB team left without a no-hitter.

6/2/12   |   nishima_auluck

(Edited by Pat)

 
 This no-hitter was the first in New York Mets history. It took 50 years and over 8,000 games for the Mets to finally achieve their first no-no..

6/1/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

I really wanted to write about this, but too busy soaking it in. Amazin'! I seriously thought Santana's arm was gonna fall off. Nice first game back for Josh Thole too, catching a no-no.