7,359: Pelfrey no hits for six, but Mets lose 1-0

Maybe we should stop holding out for a no hitter and just start rooting for victories.

Mike Pelfrey took a no hitter into the sixth inning Thursday, but the New York Mets gave their starter no run support and wound up losing to the Washington Nationals 1-0 as the NoNoHitters.com count climbed to 7,359 games without a Mets no hitter.

Pelfrey’s no-hit bid came to an end when he gave up an Aaron Boone single in the seventh. Pelfrey pitched out of the inning, but he gave up a sacrifice fly RBI in the eighth for the game’s only run.

And for the record, the correct count number is in fact 7,359. Gary Cohen had mentioned 7,360 during the broadcast, but we’ll likely move up to that pinnacle Friday night against the Yankees. ESPN, which used the 7,359 number, also noted that Pelfrey’s effort was the 40th time the Mets took a no-no past the sixth.

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