The San Diego Padres jumped on Mets starter Livan Hernandez for 7 runs Thursday night en route to a 8-3 win at Petco Park.
Hernandez allowed eight hits and walked four during his five innings of work, losing his no-hitter immediately when Tony Gwynn Jr. lined a leadoff single to right-center field. The hit advanced our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,590 New York Mets games without a no-no.
Gwynn’s hit was followed by a David Eckstein double, a Adrian Gonzalez sac fly and a Kevin Kouzmanoff single to give the Padres and early 2-0 lead. The Padres added four runs in the third and another in fifth before Hernandez was lifted.
Fernando Tatis (2-for-4 with the Mets’ only RBI) killed the Padres’ chance at that their first no-hitter with a second-inning double to left, putting that franchise’s count at 6,465 games, still 1,125 short of the Mets’ mark.
While we’re updating everyone’s counts: Jimmy Rollins’ leadoff double off Aaron Cook moved the Colorado Rockies’ no-no count to 2,638 games, and the Tampa Bay Rays had the day off so their mark sits at 1,887 games.