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No-no-no-no-no! 5 Mets pitchers mix to no-hit Phillies

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Latest York Mets starter Tylor Megill and 4 relievers combined on the primary no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season, teaming as much as throw a whopping 159 pitches and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 Friday night.

Megill was pulled after five innings and 88 pitches. The bullpen took over from there, with Drew Smith, Joely Rodríguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Díaz completing the second no-hitter in Mets history.

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With the group of 32,416 standing and chanting “Let’s go, Mets,” Díaz finished it off in style, striking out Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto within the ninth — all of them swinging.

Latest York Mets pitcher Tylor Megill throws through the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Latest York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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“Team game,” Megill said.

“I’m ecstatic. It’s crazy,” he said. “First one I have been a part of.”

Mets pitchers combined to fan 12 and walk six.

Johan Santana threw the Mets’ only previous no-hitter on June 1, 2012, when he struck out eight and needed 134 pitches in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets began play as an expansion team in 1962 and this was their 9,499th regular-season game.

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Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo made the perfect defensive play, making a diving catch on Jean Segura’s sinking liner in right-center to finish the third.

“It looked close,” Megill said.

New York Mets' Pete Alonso watches a home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Latest York Mets’ Pete Alonso watches a house run through the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Latest York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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The Mets poured on to the sector and mobbed Díaz after the ultimate out as a graphic picturing the five pitchers with the words “BLACK OUT” showed on the scoreboard.

“It’s fun to observe,” Mets first-year manager Buck Showalter said.

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It was the seventeenth combined no-hitter in history and the primary for the reason that Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader teamed as much as no-hit Cleveland last Sept. 11.

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in New York. The Mets won 3-0 on a combined no-hitter. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Latest York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Latest York. The Mets won 3-0 on a combined no-hitter. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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A 12 months ago, there have been a record nine no-hitters within the majors.

Last weekend, six Tampa Bay Rays pitchers combined to hold a no-hit bid into the tenth inning of a scoreless game against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox broke up the no-hitter and scored twice in the highest of the tenth however the Rays got here back to win 3-2. By official MLB rules, it didn’t count as a no-hitter because Rays pitchers didn’t end the sport allowing no hits.

This was the primary no-hitter against the Phillies since Josh Beckett pitched one for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014.

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Megill (4-0) struck out five and walked three in his twenty third major league start. Smith got 4 outs, Rodriguez got three and Lugo recorded the last two outs within the eighth before Díaz took over.

Jeff McNeil hit a two-run single within the fifth off Aaron Nola (1-3). Pete Alonso homered with two outs within the sixth.

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