John Maine is the leading vote-getter in our non-scientific poll asking who will break the New York Mets’ no-hitters drought, but that feat didn’t come on Thursday night.
In fact, the first batter made sure of it.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Shane Victorino hit a single up the middle to boost our NoNoHitters.com count up to 7,328 games without a no hitter.
That made us also update our No hitters killed by first at bat page, as Victorino’s hit marks:
- 880 potential no hitters killed by a leadoff hit by the Mets’ opponent
- 664 potential Mets no hitters broken up by a single
- 411 potential home Mets no hitters broken up by a leadoff hit
Now the good news: Angel Pagan hit a two-out single in the bottom of the 12th to drive in Jose Reyes for a Mets 4-3 walk-off victory.