It took six walks and 5 pitchers, however the Mets secured the second no-hitter in franchise historical past when Tylor Megill and 4 relievers mixed to close down the Philadelphia Phillies in a 3-0 win at Citi Area on Friday night time.
The feat is the most recent spotlight in a breakout season for Megill, who was the workforce’s sudden opening day starter and is now 4-0 with a 1.93 E.R.A. in 5 begins. On Friday he had walked three and struck out 5 via 5 innings when he was pulled from the sport. He had thrown 88 pitches.
Megill was relieved by Drew Smith, who threw one and a 3rd innings, strolling one. Smith gave approach to Joely Rodriguez, who walked two in an inning of labor. Seth Lugo was fourth, retiring each batters he confronted.
The workforce’s nearer, Edwin Díaz, had a troublesome task with Bryce Harper, the Nationwide League’s reigning winner of the Most Beneficial Participant Award, main off the ninth, however Díaz blew the Phillies away, hanging out the aspect on 13 pitches.
Whereas the Mets’ greatest situation appeared to a contact of wildness, the workforce’s pitchers have been additionally bailed out a number of occasions by powerful defensive performs by heart fielder Brandon Nimmo.
The workforce’s offense saved the drama low on an evening that belonged to the pitchers. Second baseman Jeff McNeil put the Mets forward within the backside of the second inning with a two-run single and first baseman Pete Alonso gave the bullpen some respiratory room by hitting a house run within the backside of the sixth.
The Mets as soon as endured a tough stretch wherein the franchise didn’t have a no-hitter from the workforce’s inception in 1962 till 2012 — whilst the previous Met Nolan Ryan threw a report seven — however lastly had that streak finish when Johan Santana threw a no-hitter in opposition to the St. Louis Cardinals on June 1, 2012.