Ryan Zimmerman hit a ninth-inning sacrifice fly Thursday night to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in a pitcher’s duel in D.C.
Zimmerman also killed the Mets’ chance of recording the franchise’s first ever no-hitter with a first-inning single off Johan Santana, moving our NoNoHitters.com count up to 7,723 New York Mets games with no no-no.
Santana threw seven innings of six-hit ball, yielding just one run on a Nyjer Morgan RBI single in the seventh.
Former Met Livan Hernandez threw just as well, scattering seven hits and no walks over seven innings.
Ike Davis drove in the Mets’ only run with an RBI single score Jesus Feliciano in the first.