New York Mets team up for first no-hitter of 2022 MLB season
The New York Mets were the most dominant team in the first month of the MLB season. So it’s fitting that their league-leading 15th win in April is the first no-hitter thrown in 2022.
Tylor Megill and four Mets relievers held the Philadelphia Phillies without a hit in Friday’s 3-0 win for only the second no-hitter in franchise history.
Megill, who replaced injured ace Jacob deGrom in the opening day rotation, played the first five innings for his fourth victory in five starts. He struck out five batters and walked three of 88 stands
From there, Drew Smith pitched 1 1/3 innings, Joely Rodriguez pitched another inning, Seth Lugo got the final two outs in the eighth, and Edwin Diaz closed it out.
The Phillies had their chances to generate offense, walking six times in the game. However, they came closest to a hit in the third inning, when Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo took a dive off Jean Segura’s line.
Diaz finished the no-no by knocking out Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and JT Realmuto in ninth.
Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso gave the Mets all the points they needed in the game.
McNeil hit a two-run single in the fifth inning and Alonso added a solo homer (his fourth) in the sixth.
The only other no-hitter in Mets 61-year history came when Johan Santana accomplished the feat on June 1, 2012, in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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