Well we’ve hit the 8,000 mark, and it’s been nearly seven years since the New York Mets have had a no no-hitter streak fall into the even thousands. For the record, the Mets are 1-6 (pending Friday’s result) in these milestone games, winning no no-hitter No. 7,000 but losing 1,000-6,000. Here’s the full list:
Friday, May 11, 2012 at Marlins Park, Miami, Fla.
The Florida Marlins’ Jose Reyes tags Johan Santana for a lead-off triple to send the Mets no no-hitters count to 8,000 games.
Friday, April 7, 2006 at Shea Stadium, New York
The Florida Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez led off the game with a single to center off Steve Trachsel to make it 7,000 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. Trachsel would give up just two more hits in his six innings of work, Jose Reyes and David Wright each homered as the Mets beat the Fish 9-3.
Sunday, May 16, 1999, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Doug Glanville led off the game with a single to left off Mets’ starter Oral Hershiser to make it 6,000 New York Mets’ games without a no-hitter. Hershiser would hold the Phils scoreless until a four-run, sixth-inning rally that featured a two-RBI triple by Rob Ducey. Roger Cedeno and John Olerud got the only RBIs for the Mets during the 5-2 loss.
Monday, May 24, 1993, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Pete Incaviglia hits a solo homer off Frank Tanana to make it 5,000 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. Incaviglia would tag Tanana for another homer, and Dave Hollins blasted a two-run shot during the Mets’ 6-3 loss.
Phillies’ starter Tommy Greene pitches a complete game to improve his record to 6-0 during a season that would bring the N.L. Pennant to Philly.
Sunday, April 19, 1987, Busch Stadium, St. Louis
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Jack Clark leads off the second inning with a double off Sid Fernandez to make it 4,000 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. El Sid would escape the inning unscathed, but he gave up three runs in the third as the Cards went on to win 4-2. The Mets’ only runs came from Keith Hernandez, who doubled in Len Dykstra and Mookie Wilson in the seventh.
Friday, July 18, 1980, second game of a double-header at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati
The Mets’ Mark Bomback gives up a leadoff single to the Cincinnati Reds’ Dave Collins to make it 3,000 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. A 3-for-4 day by leadoff hitter Lee Mazilli was wasted by a 1-for-19 performance by the 2-through-6 hitters in the order. Reds 8, Mets 3, completing the double-header sweep.
Thursday, June 21, 1973 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
Gene Clines, who would later join the Mets for the 1975 season, leads off the game with a single to center off Jerry Koosman to make it 2,000 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. The Mets lost 2-1 in a game that feature just one RBI. It remained scoreless for six innings until the Pirates took a 1-0 lead on a Manny Sanguillen double. Jim Beauchamp tied the game in the eighth by scoring on a Felix Millan double-play, but the Bucs got the eventual winning run when Dave Cash scored on a Bob Robertson double-play.
Sunday, May 12, 1968, first game of doubleheader at Wrigley Field, Chicago
The Chicago Cubs’ Billy Williams hits a first-inning single to right off Don Cardwell to make it 1,000 New York Mets games without a no-hitter. The game heads into the bottom of the ninth tied at 3, but Glenn Beckert hits a walk-off single off Cardwell to score Don Kessinger and hand the Mets a 4-3 loss. (New York would wake up for the nightcap, crushing the Cubs for 17 hits while Dick Selma hurled a complete-game 10-0 shutout.)