The Tampa Bay Rays, one of only four Major League franchises with no no-hitters in their history, nearly resigned from that exclusive club Thursday night.
Tampa’s Matt Garza was perfect through six, losing his no-no when Jacob Ellsbury led off the seventh inning with a trickler through the mound for an infield hit. It would be the Boston Red Sox’ only hit on the night in which the Rays won 13-0.
The hit advanced the Rays’ no no-nos count to 1,802 games – still a far cry from the Mets’ 7,503 games – but a streak nonetheless. Here’s the latest on the Mets’ other no no-nos brethren:
- San Diego Padres: 6,737 games
- Colorado Rockies: 2,550 games