7,567: Mets held to four hits in 3-0 loss to Reds

Hard to win without runs

Fernando Nieve limited the Cincinnati Reds to three runs but the Mets couldn’t score one Friday night during a 3-0 loss at Citi Field.

Nieve lost his no-hitter in the second inning on a Jerry Hairston Jr. single, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,567 New York Mets games without a no-no.

Daniel Murphy was the only Mets’ batter in the first through seventh spots who could manage a hit, going 2-for-4 on the night. A bunt single by Argenis Reyes and a bloop single by Nieve were the only others.

The Reds scored their runs on a pair of solo homers and a messed up suicide squeeze that was credited as a stealing of home by Brandon Phillips.

One player who will no longer be burdened with the Mets’ no no-hitters streak is Ryan Church, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves before the game for outfielder Jeff Francoeur.

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