MIAMI (AP) — Jose Reyes has tripled leading off the first inning against his former team, cinching a milestone for non-achievement by the New York Mets.
Friday’s game was the 8,000th in Mets history, and they’ve never thrown a no-hitter. It’s baseball’s longest such streak.
Johan Santana’s bid to end the 40-year-old streak lasted only four pitches against the Miami Marlins.
The Mets have thrown 35 one-hitters, most recently by R.A. Dickey on Aug. 13, 2010. Twice Hall of Famer Tom Seaver pitched a one-hitter, with the lone blemish each time a ninth-inning single. Former Met Nolan Ryan threw a record seven no-hitters, but none for New York.
The Mets joined the NL in 1962. The San Diego Padres, who started in 1969, also have never thrown a no-hitter.