Derek Jeter hit a one-out fourth inning signle Sunday to break up Oliver Perez’s three-inning no hitter and move the NoNoHitters.com count to 7,401 New York Mets games without a no hitter.
Perhaps Perez’s strong stretch was jinxed by TBS play-by-play announcer Chip Caray and borrowed SNY analyst Ron Darling, who discussed the Mets’ dubious streak during the third inning. Keep it quiet on-air until it happens, fellas.
Anyway, Perez pitched a brilliant game, giving up just three hits – one of them being a home run – in seven innings of work. O-P also struck out 8 as the Mets move back to just a game shy of .500.