5 Mets Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter vs. Phillies; 1st Since Johan Santana in 2012

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 30, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  Tylor Megill #38 of the New York Mets pitches during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday, April 29, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Five New York Mets pitchers combined to throw the second no-hitter in franchise history on Friday to cap a 3-0 home win over the Philadelphia Phillies.


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The first no-hitter of 2022 belongs to the <a href="https://twitter.com/Mets?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Mets</a>!<br><br>Tylor Megill, <a href="https://twitter.com/DrewBU3?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DrewBU3</a>, Joely Rodríguez, Seth Lugo, and <a href="https://twitter.com/SugarDiaz39?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SugarDiaz39</a> combine for the no-no! <a href="https://t.co/NKFEY8spth">pic.twitter.com/NKFEY8spth</a>

Tylor Megill started the game and twirled five hitless innings with five strikeouts and three walks on 88 pitches. He handed the baton off to Drew Smith, whose struck out four in 1.1 innings.

Joely Rodriguez walked two in an inning of work but didn't allow a hit. Seth Lugo then worked two-thirds of a frame before closer Edwin Diaz fanned the heart of the Phillies' order  in Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto to end the no-hitter.

Left-hander Johan Santana delivered the first no-hitter in franchise history when he beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0 on June 1, 2012.

The five Mets pitchers ended up striking out 12 on 159 pitches over nine innings of work.

At the dish, Jeff McNeil broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with a two-RBI single to score Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar. Pete Alonso added an insurance run with a sixth-inning solo homer.

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Jayson Stark of The Athletic provided some facts about the performance:

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It’s a 159-pitch five-pitcher no-hitter for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mets</a>!<br><br>Most pitches ever thrown in a 9-inning no-hitter. (H/t <a href="https://twitter.com/mike_petriello?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mike_petriello</a>)<br><br>First ever by exactly five pitchers. (H/t <a href="https://twitter.com/TylerKepner?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TylerKepner</a>)<br><br>Also, no disputed fair/foul calls!

The Mets' effort marked MLB's first no-hitter this year.

The last no-hitter was also a combined effort when Corbin Burnes (eight innings) and Josh Hader (one inning) helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat Cleveland 3-0 last September.