It hadn't be done in the Mets 50 year existence...until tonight.  Johan Santana became the first New York Mets pitcher, to ever throw a no-hitter, in a 8-0 victory vs the Cardinals.  He struck out 8, walked 5, and threw a career high, 134 pitches.


Johan entered the game with a 2-2 record, and a 2.75 ERA.  The Mets got on the board in the 4th, when Lucas Duda hit a sacrifice fly, followed by an RBI triple for Daniel Murphy.  Lucas Duda added on a three run homerun in the 6th, and the Mets would tack on 3 more in the 7th.  Johan got great help from Mike Baxter in the 7th, who robbed Yadier Molina of a hit.  He did hurt his wrist in the process, and was taken out of the game.  He was diagnosed with a left shoulder contusion.


To start off the 9th, Johan retired Matt Holliday on a first pitch, broken bat, flyout to centerfield.  Allen Craig then lined out to Left Fielder, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, for the 2nd out.  Santana then dug himself into a 3-0 count vs last year's world series hero, David Freese.  But, Johan battled back and brought the count even at 3-2, before striking out David Freese to end the game.  


The Mets had a no-hitter into the 9th inning, three times in their history before tonight.  All 3 times by former Mets' great, Tom Seaver.  With the win, the Mets improve to 29-23 on the season, and are only a game out of 1st place.  The Cardinals fall to 27-25, and are 2 games back of the Reds, in the National League Central.