Good things come to those who wait. The entire Mets organization and their fan base as waited through exactly 8,019 games to see a Mets pitcher throw a no-hitter.
The wait is over. The Mets will own all of the headlines in New York city for at least one day. This has to be the most joyous day in Mets history to date and may only be topped by a World Series championship.
The cause for celebration…
Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets. The 33-year-old ace of the Mets’ staff went the distance against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field without surrendering a hit in a 8-0 win.
Santana struck out seven and walked five. It didn’t come easy down the stretch for Santana. He faced the heart of the Cardinals’ order in the top of the ninth, retiring Matt Holiday, Allen Craig and David Freese in order to make history tonight in Queens. All told, he threw 134 pitches in the outing. It was his tenth start of the year. His previous season high pitch count total was 108 and his previous career high for pitches thrown in a single game was 125.