On the 29th of April, 2022, The Mets played against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. It was a bit of windy breeze in Queens with 32,416 Fans who attended at Citi Field on a Friday Night. The Mets were looking forward for another no hitter for the 1st time since June 1, 2012 during Santana’s Moment and it was the 1st no-hitter in Mets History. While the New York Mets are celebrating 60 Years of this Team making history, more unforgettable memories are making more stories for the fans and teammates to talk about. The Mets are looking forward to create another memory for a timeline that they’ll never forget.
During the First Pitch Tylor Megill was the starting pitch and only lasted for 5 innings which only had 88 pitches with 3BB and 5 Strikeouts. The Pitcher had some great moments but gotten shaken at times. As soon as it was getting too much to lose the batters for walks, At the end of the 5th Inning, Coach Buck Showalter removed him so he can get some breathing moments. While the coach stayed calm, the Mets got 4 more pitchers from the bullpen to helped out work as a team to saved the no-hitter. The whole pitching crew worked together and team up to keep it quiet by staying focused. Afterwards, Drew Smith had 36 pitches, Joely Rodriguez had 17 pitches with 2 BB, Seth Lugo only had 5 pitches and Edwin Díaz had 13 pitches with 3 perfect strikeouts to make history by making the Mets get their 2nd No-Hitter in Franchise History. Another interesting fact about this Unforgettable no-hitter game, the whole team got 159 pitches with 5 players who all pitched at Citi Field.The Mets broke the most pitches in a no hitter game which broke the record since Houston Astros had 151 pitches with 6 players against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in 2003. All of the Pitch Relievers were very pleased about the Performance and their dedicated work. After when the game ended the sign on the Board said BLACK OUT which was really cool to see for the fans to witness.
On the Players side of the story the funniest moment was during the 1st Inning when Francisco Lindor had the helmet with no Mets Logo. When he got to 1st Base, Rhys Hoskins from the Phillies notice that his helmet has no logo but laughed along when he found that the logo on his helmet was missing. For some reason, A New York Mets Legend who walked down to surprised the longtime fans and it was Strawberry which the Mets Commentators thought that legends usually don’t wear their jerseys at the fans stand and usually sit at the Luxury Seating Area. During the 3rd Inning, Megill pitched the ball and swing up to the center which Brandon Nimmo made a great dive for the catch to keep the Mets alive. During the Bottom of 5th Inning and it was still scoreless but the Mets had other ways to get 2 runs. Eduardo Escobar got a single and then Mark Canha hit a Double which was a greater of winning the ballgame. Mark Canha got his first Double as a Mets Player. When Jeff McNeil got his moment, he swing the bat and helped Escobar and Canha ran to home base to score 2 runs while McNeil singles on the line drive to Center Field. On the other side in the Dugout where the players watch their teammates played in action, everyone cheered for the players to run home to take the lead especially Lindor waved at Jeff McNeil which give him the biggest smile of the highlight in 1st Base.
By the time when the Mets reached to the Bottom of 6 Inning, Nola the pitcher from the Phillies pitched to Pete Alonso, it was a swing high ball deep to the left back in front of the wall which it was out of here. Pete Alonso got himself a Solo Home run to helped give the Mets a 3-0 lead. The Fans were wild full of excitement and saw a beautiful sense of joy for an beautiful moment. During the 7th Inning, Rodriguez swing the ball and Lindor was able give McNeil and Alonso to helped the Mets to give the Phillies a Double play to end the Top of the 7th Inning. When Seth Lugo pitched for a short 8th Inning, Pete Alonso was able to catch the ball at his own space to close the inning with only 5 pitches.
When Edwin Díaz the Closer came in to pitch for the closing moments, Mr. Mets and Mrs. Mets played the Trumpets and encouraged the fans to clapped and cheered for him while playing a very interesting EDM Song Narco by Dutch DJ Blasterjaxx & Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet. When it was his moment to shine, he struck out Bryce Harper, which hyped up the crowd. He also struck out Nick Castellanos which was down to his final out int the Top of the 9th Inning. Fans whistle to bring attention and waited for the moment to be a reality. When T.J Realmuto was up, he had a foul ball a strike and Edwin Díaz give him the final strikeout and that gives the New York Mets a tremendous victory. The New York Mets has successfully got themselves a no-hitter for the 2nd time in Franchise History. Everyone cheered for the Mets, the played jumped up and down while going for joy to celebrate each other for the outstanding Performance to make history. Edwin Díaz has 3 perfect Strikeouts in the Top of the 9th Inning while stayed calm and focused on concluding the game to show that everyone thinks that he could be a hero which it became a reality. 5 Pitchers combined for the 2nd no-hitter in New York Mets History. The whole team who put the effort of the teams effort is now the no-no! The whole team give out high fives into the dugout and then more crazy and the wackiest moments like giving the superstar players poured with Gatorade all over them by jumping in the cold for a energetic moment. While the players had interviews from the news and the media, it was a night that will be remembered as Generations will go on for Mets Fans and future fans.
The New York Mets has made History with every interview with all of the pitchers included James McCann who had his 2nd No-Hitter Game since he used to played for the Chicago White Sox. The rest of the pitchers had their first no hitter experience and it was a great feeling to bring all of that happiness and passion to really enjoy baseball. Every moment of the Mets have some wonders of writing down more history by making new memories and talking about how to work as a team to get better. Everyone had their own interviews after the pitchers had their moments like Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso which it was amazing to see the whole Team grow and working together as a team which shows great achievements and appreciation.
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