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