Lost Mets no-hitters that reached at least the fifth inning

The New York Mets have now had one no-hitter, but before that happened, Mets pitchers reached the fifth inning without yielding a hit 269 other times during the team’s 50+ years of existence.


Here’s the statistical breakdown of the Mets deepest failed no-nos (Through June 1, 2012):

  • 160 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the fifth
  • 68 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the sixth
  • 23 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the seventh
    (Plus one in the ’69 World Series, when Jerry Koosman lost his no-no in the 7th on a Paul Blair single)
  • 15 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the eighth
  • 3 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the ninth (All by Seaver)
  • 1 potential Mets no-hitter full reached its potential (June 1, 2012 – Johan Santana)

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