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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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!"