7,639: Figueroa pitches well but Nats nip Mets 2-1

Loss No. 90

Nelson Figueroa pitched six strong innings, but the Mets couldn’t give him much run support Monday as the Washington Nationals topped New York 2-1 in the nation’s capital.

Figueroa lost his no-no when Nationals’ leadoff hitter Justin Maxwell doubled past third-baseman David Wright for a hit that probably should have been ruled an error. But it wasn’t, and our NoNoHitters.com count jumped to 7,639 New York Games without a no-hitter and inched closer to finishing our 48th year without accomplishing the rare baseball feat. (Visit our No-hitters killed by first at bat page for stats on early no-no exits.)

Fernando Tatis (2-for-4) singled home Carlos Beltran for the Mets only run in the sixth inning.

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