Johan Santana strikes again with a no-hitter.
NEW YORK –The mastery of Johan Santana continues. The Mets leftie has been slaughtering his competition on his recent visits to the mound.
Friday Santana became the first pitcher in Mets history to throw a no-hitter as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0.
The team’s footnote dates back to 1962 and as it was smashed from the record books, Mets fans celebrated the moment like a pennant win on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
If you recall, last week Santana worked a shutout against the San Diego Padres whom is one of the only two teams remaining that has never recorded a no-hitter; the other is the Tampa Bay Rays.
Against the Cardinals the 33-year-old threw 134 pitches as he struck out seven and walked five in his 247th start. He spoke about it all after the game.
One attending Mets fan got so lost in the moment that he rushed the field at the end of the game to join the team’s celebration and was quickly thrown to the ground by security that seemed to enjoy the process.
The Mets soaring bats will get lost in the headline as Lucas Duda sent a three-run homer over the fence in the sixth and drove another one in on a sac fly in the fourth.
With two ridiculous games in-a-row, how long can Santana stay this hot? Will durability issues start to creep up if this continues?