Johan Santana pitched a six-hit complete game and his teammates supported him with 17 hits Sunday as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1.
Everyone in the Mets starting lineup got at least one hit, including Santana who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
David Wright went 3-for-5 with his 20th homer of the season, and Fernando Tatis continued his tear with a pair of doubles and his seventh homer. Raul Castro also homered Sunday.
The only Cardinals run came in the seventh when Albert Pujols knocked a Santana pitch over the left center field wall for his 20th homer of the season. Ryan Ludwick nearly had a homer the previous batter but was robbed at the fence by Carlos Beltran.
Santana took a no-hitter into the fifth inning but gave up a leadoff single to Troy Glaus to bump our NoNoHitters.com count up to 7,425 games without a New York Mets no hitter.
The New York Mets have never had a no hitter, but Mets pitchers have reached the fifth inning without yielding a hit 258 times during the team’s 46-plus years of existence. (See our Lost Mets no-hitters that reached at least the fifth inning page for more details)
* Here’s the statistical breakdown of the Mets deepest failed no-nos:
- 154 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the fifth
- 64 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the sixth
- 22 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the seventh
- 15 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the eighth
- 3 potential Mets no-hitters were broken up in the ninth
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