Pedro a Phillie, will a no-hitter follow?

Pedro MartinezThe Philadelphia Phillies introduced the newest member of their pitching staff Wednesday, and this has all the makings of a potential new entry for our No-hitters … after they left the Mets page.

Pedro Martinez signed a one-year, $1 million contract, a half season after the Mets decided to let him go thinking he had nothing left in the tank. Despite once starting a game by retiring the first 27 batters, Pedro has never had a no-hitter – and he’d love nothing more than to add that to his resume after the Mets gave up on him.

On June 3, 1995, as a Montreal Expo, Martinez shut down the first 27 San Diego Padre hitters he faced, but would not be credited with a perfect game. The Expos offense couldn’t score a run for their pitcher until the top of the 10th, and Martínez surrendered a leadoff double in the bottom of the 10th. Reliever Mel Rojas came in to retire the next three batters for a combined 10-inning one-hitter.

Will Martinez join the ranks of Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Mike Scott, Dwight Gooden, David Cone, Hideo Nomo? Stay tuned.

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