Remembering Mets History (2022): Five Mets Pitchers Combine for Second No Hitter In Team History

Friday April 29th, 2022: On this brisk April night, the Mets wore black uniforms & made franchise history.

Buck Showalter's first place Mets (14-6) took on the Philadelphia Phillies (10-10).

Tylor Megill took the mound against Aaron Nola in front of 32,416 at Citi Field. These lucky fans were about to witness Mets history.

Megill who had been outstanding early in 2022, had an easy 1-2-3 first inning getting the first two
Phillies to ground out & then getting Bryce Harper to fly oy deep to center.

In the top of the 2nd, Megill struck out Nick Castellanos to start out the inning. He got a fly ball out from JT Realmuto then issued his first walk. Next Alec Bohm hit a line drive that Brandon Nimmo snagged for the third out.

In the 3rd, Didi Gregorius started the inning with a line drive out at second base. Megill then struck out Odubel Herrera. Brandon Nimmo made an outstanding diving catch of a Jean Segura line drive which ended up saving the no hitter.

In the top of the 4th, Megill got fly outs from Rhys Hoskins & Bryce Harper. He ended the inning with Nick Castellanos' grounding out.

In the 5th, Megill struck out JT Realmuto to start the inning then walked Kyle Schwarber. Megill then got Alec Bohm looking at a third strike for the second out. Megill then walked Didi Gregorius, making it the only inning the Phillies got two men on base. But Megill reared back & got the crowd on its feet as he struck out Odubel Herrera to end the inning. 

Tylor Megill pitched five innings, allowing no runs, no hits, struck out five & walked three while earning the win to get to 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA on the season.

Drew Smith came on in the 6th and struck out Jean Segura & Rhys Hoskins. He then issued a walk to Bryce Harper. But Smith was on as well as he struck out Nick Castellanos to end the inning, exciting the crowd even more.

Drew Smith started out the 7th inning striking out JT Realmuto. Buck Showalter then brought in Joely Rodriguez to pitch. 

Joley walked Kyle Schwarber; then got Alec Bohm to ground out into a 6-4-3 double play. 

Rodriguez started the 8th inning & got Gregorius for the first out. He then issued a walk to pinch hitter Johan Camargo. 

Manager Buck Schowalter went to the bullpen again, bringing in Seth Lugo. Lugo got two pop outs & the Mets were three outs away from a combined no hitter.

In the 9th inning, the Mets fans were on their feet hanging on every pitch. Edwin Diaz made it look easy, as struck out the side getting Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos & Realmuto for the final out. The Mets pitchers combined for the no hitter, just the second no hitter in Mets franchise history. 

The five pitchers allowed no runs, no hits, combined for twelve strike outs & six walks, while throwing 159 pitches. Tylor Megill was credited with the win, Edwin Diaz the save. The Mets tossed MLB's first no hitter of 2022.

Quotes- Tylor Megill: "Everybody in the game got a piece of an out, it wasn't just the pitchers, it was the whole team. So, I felt it was definitely a great bond for the team just because all the people that did play in the game were part of it".

As for the Mets offense, in the bottom of the 5th, Eduardo Escobar led off with a base hit. After Robinson Cano struck out, Mark Canha doubled to left field putting runners on second & third. Jeff McNeil then singled bringing in both runners to make it 2-0. 

In the 6th, Pete Alonso hit a HR to left field off Aaron Nola to make it 3-0. It was Pete's fourth HR of the season.

The Mets bested their record to an MLB best 15-6 (.714%) record.

Quotes- Pete Alonso: "To be part of this was unbelievable, it's historic!"


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