Johan Santana, who threw a career-high 125 pitches on Tuesday night, pitched a three-hitter in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Marlins on Saturday. Santana became the first pitcher in 19 years to throw a shutout allowing three or fewer hits in his first-ever regular-season start on three days' rest.
The last pitcher to do so was Bob Milacki of the Orioles (Aug. 15, 1989 against the Tigers). The last pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout within four days of throwing at least 125 pitches in his previous start was Frank Viola for the Red Sox in 1992. Viola pitched a one-hitter against the Blue Jays on September 30 after throwing 133 pitches against the Orioles on September 26.