Mets one-hitter #6, Tom Seaver, May 15, 1970

Here is the sixth installment of our periodic feature on the Mets’ 33 one-hitters.
Mets one-hitter Number 6
May 15, 1970 – New York Mets 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0 – Connie Mack Stadium
No-no killed by third-inning Mike Compton single

Tom Seaver’s second one-hitter marked the only time in club history that Mets pitchers threw consecutive one-hitters.

The Mets had a travel day after Gentry’s one-hitter, but Seaver took the mound the next night at Connie Mack Stadium and dominated the Phillies with a 15-strikeout performance.

The only hit yielded by Seaver was a third-inning Mike Compton single, although he walked three during the night and two batters reached base on Mets’ errors.

Thirty-three years later the Mets would throw two one-hitters in three games, but Gentry’s and Seaver’s back-to-back gems remain the team’s only consecutive one-hitters.

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