7,447: Mets score five in 1st as Pelfrey throws 3-hitter

Mike Pelfrey pitched a complete-game three-hitter – the Mets’ second in a four-day span – and his team scored early and often to lead New York to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Pelfrey threw 108 pitches during his first-ever complete game – 62 for strikes. He walked three and struck out three, allowing a run in the third inning and two runs in the sixth. He lost his no-hitter in the third inning when he gave up a single to Jeff Francoeur, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,447 Mets games without a no-no.

The Mets jumped on the board for five runs in the first inning, stringing together walks, singles and a couple of Braves’ errors. David Wright added a solo homer in the fifth.

The game marked the Mets’ second three-hit, complete-game in less than a week, as Johan Santana blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on three hits Sunday afternoon.

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