It’s a good thing that end of the world thing never happened last year. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been around to see Johan Santana throw the first no-hitter in Mets history.
Boomer and Craig took a call from a fella who was at Citi Field with his son Friday and got a little superstitious — check that, really superstitious.
Santana said his surgically repaired left shoulder felt fine in the aftermath of throwing a career-high 134 pitches.
After the game, Santana himself said to his Mets’ teammates “Tonight, we made history.” Here are some of the historical footnotes about the history the left-hander and his club made.
One of the most confounding streaks in baseball history came to an end last night when Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets’ history.
As this team celebrated with Johan Santana on the mound, it occurred to me that it might not be the last mound celebration we see here this year. Getting their first no-hitter might just be the tip of the iceberg.
Carlos Beltran was honest: Sometimes he misses New York — and sometimes he doesn’t. His return to the Big Apple turned into quite a night.
After a string of close calls in their 51-season history, Santana finally finished the job in the Mets’ 8,020nd game since the team was born in 1962.
If a Mets pitcher wants to pitch a no-hitter or, better, a perfect game, the first order of business is to find his way out of the organization.
7,982 games — and counting. Though it would be nice, fans in Flushing aren’t asking for a perfecto. They just want to enjoy a no-hitter. Just once.
Freddie Freeman saved Mets manager Terry Collins from making perhaps the most unpopular decision in team history.
On Wednesday, Elmont High School pitcher Danny Aguilo threw a no-hitter – but what makes the feat particularly incredible is that he struck out 21 batters, the most strikeouts possible in a seven-inning game.
Don Larsen was watching the news Wednesday night when he saw an item of particular interest. His most exclusive of clubs had just picked up another member.
Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series on Wednesday.
Brandon Morrow wasn’t about to hang his head after coming inches away from a no-hitter. The Blue Jays pitcher still tossed his first shutout – first complete game, in fact – and struck out a career-high 17 batters.