In the 8,020th game in New York Mets franchise history, Santana tossed a no-hitter—the first in the team's 51-season history.
It was by no means an easy game for Santana, as it took him 134 pitches and five walks issued before recording the final out.
Santana has officially entrenched himself in Mets history, and this game will definitely rank amongst the team's most memorable ever.
There have been some trade rumors in the past regarding Santana—some as recent as May—but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports thought it unwise for the team to trade away its ace.
Now, after his no-hitter, I have to say that I agree with Rosenthal. Here are eight reasons why.