5 Mets pitchers combine for no-hitter vs. Phillies
Diaz struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn the save, finishing the Mets' second no-hitter in the club's 61-year history by getting J.T. Realmuto swinging.
New York won the contest 3-0.
It's the 17th combined no-hitter in MLB history and the first to be thrown by five pitchers, according to NoNoHitters.com. Additionally, the Mets' 159 total pitches are the most on record for any no-hitter, per ESPN Stats & Info.
|Tylor Megill||5.0||5||3||88 (53)|
|Drew Smith||1.1||4||1||36 (24)|
|Joely Rodriguez||1.0||0||2||17 (8)|
|Seth Lugo||0.2||0||0||5 (2)|
|Edwin Diaz||1.0||3||0||13 (11)|
"There was just such a small margin of error with those guys. You're a walk and a blast from having a tie game very quickly. … I think our guys were more about trying to win a game," manager Buck Showalter said, per SNY.
No-hitters have long been the Mets' white whale, despite the franchise's legendary history of pitching excellence. It took the Mets 50 years to get their first no-no, courtesy of Johan Santana in 2012.
The Phillies were no-hit for the 20th time in their history, moving them into a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the all-time most.