Maine no-hits into 5th, Mets win 8-2

Starter John Maine took a no hitter into the fifth inning Wednesday as the New York Mets rebounded from two losses to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2.

Maine no-hit the Mariners through four until Jeremy Reed led off the fifth with a single to right to advance the NoNoHitters.com count to 7,397 games without a no hitter. The accomplishment marks the 257th time a Mets pitcher has made it through four or more no-hit innings during their 46-plus years of existence.

Here are some updated numbers on Mets pitchers who have kept Hs off the board until at least the fifth inning, courtesy of Retrosheet. *

  • 153 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 (all by Tom Seaver)

Maine scattered just five hits and two earned runs over six innings of work for his eighth victory of the season. Aaron Heilman, Joe Smith and Duaner Sanchez each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

David Wright drove in three runs with two homers to left, and Jose Reyes added a three-run round-tripper to right.


*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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