I can’t believe that I’m finally writing this post. After 50 years, over 8,000 games… Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history. The Padres are the only team left in MLB without a no-hitter in their history. And it feels good.
The game will be defined by two plays. Mike Baxter caught a fly ball while crashing into the left field wall. The catch kept the no-hitter in tact, although Baxter left the game with shoulder pain. The second play was a hit by Carlos Beltran down the left field line that was called a foul ball. Replays showed it hit the chalk but the umpire’s call on the field was foul.
After all the great pitchers in Mets history. And all the pitchers that went on to leave the Mets and throw no-hitters for other team, the Mets finally have their own no-hitter. It’s still hard for me to believe this actually just happened.