Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter ever for the New York Mets as he blanked the visiting World Series champion St Louis Cardinals 8-0 at Citi Field on Friday with the help of a big break and a big assist from outfielder Mike Baxter.
The Venezuelan struck out World Series MVP David Freese on a change-up in the dirt to end the game with his eighth strikeout and unleash a huge celebration in the middle of the diamond.
After Brandon Morrow’s near-no-hitter, the Blue Jays completed a three game sweep of the Rays, in which 32 runs were scored, 28 of them in one game (2-1, 17-11,1-0).
That’s gotta be some sort of record, right?
By the way, the Rays were one out from being no-hit for the third time this year. Maybe the Mets would have their first no hitter by now if they got to face the Rays 19 times a year.
One of these days…