Remembering Mets History: (2010) Jonathon Niese Tosses the 34th One Hitter In Mets History

Thursday June 10th, 2010: This was the second game of a doubleheader at Citi Field, with Jerry Manuel's second place Mets (32-28) hosting Bud Black's second place San Diego Padres (35-25).

The Padres had beaten Johan Santana 4-2 in the first game. 28, 072 fans were on hand in the nightcap to see Jonathon Niese (2-2) start against Jon Garland (6-3). 




Starting Lineups


Niese got three ground outs in the 1st inning & two more in the 2nd inning, while retiring the first six batters.

In the third inning, Niese gave up a leadoff double to Chris Denorfia, it would be the only hit he would allow all night. 

Niese was nothing less than spectacular as he struck out the next two batters after the double, then six more along the way. He walked no one, finishing off the complete game shutout. 

The Mets would start their scoring for Niese in the 2nd inning. Chris Carter doubled Rod Barajas singled & Jeff Francoeur singled in Carter with the Mets first run. 

Angel Pagan gets Niese with a Cream Pie
In the 3rd, Niese led off with a walk, and Jose Reyes singled. With one out David Wright grounded out but Niese scored the second run. Ike Davis followed with an RBI single making it 3-0 Mets. 

It was all New York needed on Jonathan Niese's big night, one hit shy of a perfect game. 

Niese in his first full season, would go 9-10 with a 4.20 ERA in 2010, 148 strike outs 62 walks in 173.2 innings of work in 30 starts.

Trivia: It was the 34th one hitter in Mets history, one of two that Mets pitchers would throw that year. R.A. Dickey tossed one of his three career Mets' one hitters on August 13th, 2010.

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