This time it was Henry Blanco.
Less than 24 hours after Mets’ catcher Rod Barajas ended a game with a walk-off homer, Blanco, the other catcher, did the same with a blast to lead off the 11th inning off former Met Guillermo Mota, giving New York a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.
The solo shot capped a 3-for-5 outing by Blanco, while the rest of the Mets had just four hits.
Mets Starter Johan Santana pitched 7 2/3 innings for a no decision, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out six.
Santana lost his no-hitter in the second inning on a Bengie Molina single, further extending our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,674 New York Mets games without a no-no.
The Mets scrapped out a run in the first inning after Angel Pagan walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, moved over to third on a Jose Reyes fielder’s choice and then scored on a Jason Bay sacrifice fly.
Pagan in the second inning drove in two runs with a triple, and Bay added the Mets fourth run with an RBI single in the fifth.