The Diamondbacks’ Chris Young lead off the bottom half of the first with a single up the middle off John Maine Friday night to advance the NoNoHitters.com count to 7,347 New York Mets games without a no hitter.
It’s the 884th potential no hitter broken up by a leadoff hit, so we’ve again updated our No hitters killed by first at bat page. For the record, 667 of those games were killed by a single, and 471 of the games were played on the road.
Maine didn’t have his best stuff, but he plowed through for the win, giving up two runs and six hits in six innings of work. He struck out six and walked two (both times the opposing pitcher). The Mets won 7-2.