Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history
Johan Santana of the New York Mets threw the first no-hitter of his career last night in an 8-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The no-hitter was also the first no-hitter in the 51-year history of the Mets franchise, a span which included 8,020 games.
Santana, who missed all of last season after having shoulder surgery, was helped out by a blown call in the top of the sixth inning when Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals hit a line drive over third base that hit the foul chalk line and should have been called fair. Instead, third base umpire Adrian Johnson ruled it foul, keeping the no-hitter intact, despite replays showing the ball clearly landed on the chalk line.
Despite the blown call, Santana dominated the Cardinals all night, striking out eight and throwing a career-high 134 pitches. It was the second straight shutout for Santana.