Corey Hart hit a two-out, ninth-inning homer Friday off Ryota Igarashi to break a scoreless tie and lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Miller Park.
The walk-off dinger broke the Mets’ scoreless streak at 35 innings, with eight innings of scoreless baseball following up the team’s three-game scoreless sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mets’ starter Johan Santana pitched brilliantly, giving up just three hits and two walks over eight innings of work while striking out five. He lots his no-hitter in the second inning on a Casey McGehee double, moving our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,693 New York Mets games with no no-no.
But the Mets couldn’t get him any runs, thanks to an equally good pitching performance by the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo.
Pedro Feliciano did his job in the ninth, getting Prince Fielder to ground out to third. But Igarashi let Ryan Braun reach base on a single, got McGehee to pop out and then served up the Hart homer, one of just five Brewers hits on the night.