Two years ago today, Jonathon Niese threw the New York Mets’ 34th one-hitter in team 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.
Niese told MLB Network after the game that his hamstring felt good and the time he spent on the disabled list earlier in the 2010 season helped. He said the healthy hamstring improved his balance, and that helped him throw strikes.
The no-hitter was killed in the second inning when Chris Denorfia led off with a double, moving the NoNoHitters.com count to 7,704 games.
The Padres took the day part of the day-night doubleheader 4-2.