7,759: Dickey throws 35th Mets one-hitter … blame Hamels

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw the 35th one-hitter in New York Mets history Friday, with the only hit coming from the hands of the opposing pitcher.

A 6th-inning Cole Hamels single was the game’s only hit, moving our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,759 Mets games with no such rare feat. The Mets won 1-0 on a Carlos Beltran sixth-inning RBI double.

It’s the second time in recent days we’ve gotten to update our Lost Mets no-hitters that reached at least the fifth inning page. (On Aug. 7, Johan Santana reached the fifth inning against the Phillies when Placido Polanco ended his bid with a single.)

Dickey’s outing marked the 106th time a Mets pitcher has reached at least the sixth inning with a no-no going. 22 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the seventh. 15 were killed in eighth and three made it into the ninth (all Tom Seaver).

ESPN New York’s Mark Simon has a terrific post with some additional details about Mets one-hitters. Turns out that Dickey’s marked the fourth time in club history that an opposing pitcher had the only hit (Hamels joins Ray Sadecki, John Curtis and Chin-Hui Tsao in that club).

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