7,704: Niese pitches Mets’ 34th one-hitter

Jonathon Niese threw the New York Mets’ 34th one-hitter in the team’s 48-plus-year history, as the Mets took Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader 3-0.

Niese threw the club’s 24th complete-game single-pitcher one-hitter, walking none in his outstanding effort. Out of remaining 10 Mets’ one-hitters, six were nine-inning winning complete-game efforts by multiple pitchers, two were eight-inning complete-game losing efforts by multiple pitchers and two were rain-shortened one-hitters.

We’ve got all of the Mets’ one-hitters listed on our One-hitters by Mets pitchers page.

For some great additional insight into Niese’s incredible effort, check out Mark Simon’s blog post on ESPNNewYork.com, 10 things to know: Niese’s one-hitter.

Niese told MLB Network Thursday night that his hamstring feels good and the time he spent on the disabled list earlier this season helped. He said the healthy hamstring improves his balance, and that helped him throw strikes.

The Mets, of course, still have never had a no-hitter. That possibility was killed in the second inning when Chris Denorfia led off with a double, moving our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,704 New York Mets games with no no-no.

The Padres took the day part of the day-night doubleheader 4-2.

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