Leadoff bunt single makes it 7,353 games without a no hitter

Corey Patterson lead off the game with a bunt single off Johan Santana Saturday afternoon to bump our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,353 games without a no hitter.

It’s the 887th time a Mets pitcher has yielded an opening hit, so we’ve again updated our No hitters killed by first at bat page. 667 of those potential no hitters were broken up by a single

Santana wound up giving up three earned runs and 10 hits over six innings worth of work, but the Mets came alive offensively to beat the Reds 12-6 for Santana’s fourth victory of the season.

It was a good day for the Carloses.

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-3 – including a bases-loaded triple – with five RBIs and one run scored. And Delgado was just a triple short of hitting for the cycle (although a Delgado triple is a longshot), going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI.

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