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

Friday April 29th, 2022: On this brisk April night, the Mets wore black uniforms, as 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 has been outstanding so far in 2022, had an easy 1-2-3 first.

 In the 2nd, he struck out Nick Castellanos to start out the inning. he issued his first walk but got the other two outs. 

In the 3rd, he added another struck out, there were two-line drives hit, but both were caught to end the inning with no harm. Brandon Nimmo made an outstanding diving catch which ended up saving the no hitter.

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

In the 5th, Megill struck out JT Realmuto then walked Kyle Schwarber, then got Alec Bohm looking. He then walked Didi Gregorius but 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, with the exception of a walk to Bryce Harper, he got all three Phillies out with strike outs. He started out the 7th with a strike out of Realmuto, then was relieved by Joely Rodriguez. 

Although he walked Schwarber, he got Bohm to ground out into a double play. After issuing a one out walk in the 8th, he was replaced by Seth Lugo. He got two pop outs & the Mets were three outs away from a combined no hitter.

 In the 9th Edwin Diaz, struck out the side getting Realmuto for the final out & completing just the second no hitter in Mets history. 

The five pitchers allowed no runs, no hits, combined for 12 strike outs & six walks, while throwing 159 pitches & tossed MLB's first no hitter of 2022.

As for the Mets offense, in the 5th, Eduardo Escobar singled & Mark Canha doubled. Jeff McNeil then singled in both runners to make it 2-0. 

In the 6th, Pete Alonso provided his 4th HR of the year, to make it 3-0. 

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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