Breakin’ up is hard to do – except against the Mets

After Mike Pelfrey threw six innings of no-hit ball against the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Mets Walk-Offs asked David at Retrosheet to see how many times a Mets starter made it that deep in a game with a zero still in the opponent’s H column.

He found that Mets pitchers have made it through four or more no-hit innings 256 times during their 46-plus years of existence.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 152 potential Mets no hitters were broken up in the fifth
  • 64 potential Mets no hitters were broken up in the sixth
  • 22 potential Mets no hitters were broken up in the seventh
  • 15 potential Mets no hitters were broken up in the eighth
  • 3 potential Mets no hitters were broken up in the ninth

Information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet. Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at www.retrosheet.org.

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