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While the Phillies were playing through some late innings of a rain-delayed game against the Miami Marlins, history was made just north in Queens, New York.
New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana threw his first career no-hitter Friday night in Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals, who came in to the night as the best hitting team in the National League. Santana, who labored through the late innings with a loss of control and rising pitch count, recorded the first no-hitter in New York Mets franchise history.
Just think about that for a second. Think of all of the great pitchers that have played for the Mets through the years. Tom Seaver. Nolan Ryan. Tom Glavine. Pedro Martinez.
Nobody had done it in the 8,000+ games in franchise history. It goes without saying that despite this being the Mets, it is a great baseball moment, especially considering the recent arm injuries Santana has worked through. A hat tip to Santana and the Mets for a wonderful night of baseball and franchi...
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A St. Louis newspaper gave an asterisk to Johan Santana's no-hitter against the Cardinals. See what their reason was.
Johan Santana? More like No-han Santana, amirite? (*Rimshot. "I'll be here all week."*)
Santana tossed the first no-no in the history of the Metropolitans Friday night in an 8-0 victory over the Cardinals. It took Johan a career-high 134 pitches to complete the task and he was also aided by an incorrect call in the 6th inning.
Carlos Beltran's liner in that...
Johan Santana's no-hitter came at a cost to the New York Mets.
Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding catch to preserve Santana's no-hitter Friday night against St. Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list as well after straining his right hamstring during...
Watch the final out of Johan Santana's no-hitter
All of the New York Mets were absolutely ecstatic over Johan Santana’s masterful pitching dominance that gave the franchise it’s first no-hitter in over 50 years. I wouldn’t say they were full, hard-on erection excited, but from the looks of the post-game interview with coincidentally Mets starter R.A. Dickey, they were pleasantly plump.
Starting pitcher of the New York Mets, Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in team history on Friday, June 1. Here's the video of the complete game victory:
Link to Santana's no-hitter
With the no-hitter by the Mets, the San Diego Padres are the remaining franchise in Major League Baseball to have yet to throw a no-no.
NY Mets pitcher Johan Santana and NYM manager Terry Collins post no hitter interviews via SNY.
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Santana's brief speech to the clubhouse.
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In an event most Mets fans never thought we would see, the club finally got a no hitter. Star Johan Santana pitched a gem for the first no hitter in the clubs 51 year history.
I will follow up with more details later, right now I am just enjoying the moment!
Congratulations Mets fans. The wait is finally over, and it feels good. It was great to be able to see some Mets history being made, but I couldn’t help noticing how much attention there was surrounding Johan Santana’s pitch count. I know he’s coming off a serious shoulder surgery, but was there ever really a question about whether he would have been pulled from that...
Friday night was a rare evening in baseball. I'd be willing to bet my Kevin Maas rookie card that these three events had never happened on the same night:1. No-hitter by a Major League pitcher2. No-hitter by a college pitcher in an NCAA Tournament game3. Two college teams play 21 innings in an NCAA Tournament gameBut baseball fans received that rare trio when Johan Santana pitched...
Doug O'Neill knows how to play to a New York audience.
The morning after Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets history, the trainer of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another showed up for his Belmont Stakes news briefing sporting a Mets cap.
A security guard at his colt's barn gave him the cap Saturday morning, and O'Neill popped it right on...
June got off to a rousing start with a 10-4 picking start. That Mets pick sort of worked out
didn't it? Nice going, Johan Santana. Good for you and for the Mets. The Angels over the
Rangers was another particularly good pick. Mike Trout again stole the show. The guy is the
most exciting player in the game right now. On the flip side, the Pirates won easily and the