Glavine falls 4 outs shy of Mets no-hitter, 9 years ago today

My Kit Pellow baseball cardOn May 23, 2004, the Mets’ Tom Glavine had a no-no in tact heading into the eighth inning, and fans at Shea were growing increasingly excited and tense as they now stood for every at-bat.

After Glavine got the Colorado Rockies’ Jeromy Burnitz to fly out to left and struck out Matt Holliday, up to the plate stepped Kit Pellow, a 30-year-old Kansas City native who broke into the Majors in 2002 with the Royals. Pellow took a pitch in the dirt, then drove a 1-0 changeup over Shane Spencer’s head to the right-field wall for a double.

The Mets’ no-hitter drought would continue.

Glavine struck out Rene Reyes to end the inning, then retired pinch hitter Todd Greene (caught looking), Denny Hocking (F9) and Royce Clayton (F6) to salvage the 4-0 complete game shutout.

Last I heard, Pellow was playing some pretty good ball in the Mexican League, but I haven’t heard an update in a few years.

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