The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 8-0 on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing,NY. The game also included drama and history as Santana became the first Met in history to pitch a no hitter. Santana started and was brilliant, he was a little wild though and threw a lot of pitches. Murphy led the Mets offense. Adam Wainwright started for the Mets and didn’t pitch so well.
Santana pitched nine innings giving up no hits and no runs. He walked five batters and struck out eight. Wainwright pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and seven runs with three walks and six strikeouts. Santana earned his third win of the season and Wainwright suffered his sixth loss of the season.
Andres Torres drew a walk, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits and drew a walk and Wright had a hit, RBI and drew two walks. Lucas Duda had a hit and four RBI, Murphy had two hits and three RBI and Ike Davis drew a walk. Omar Quintanilla had two hits. Wright had a double, Murphy had a triple and Duda had a homerun. The Mets were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Rafael Furcal, Matt Holliday, David Freese, Yadier Molina and Matt Adams each drew a walk.
In the bottom of the fourth the Mets took the lead. Duda hit a sacrifice fly and Murphy hit an RBI triple to make it 2-0 Mets. Duda hit a three run homerun in the sixth inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Wright had a bases loaed walk and Murphy had a two run single to make it 7-0. That would be the final score, the two teams will meet again on Saturday afternoon.
The Mets have been around for 52 years and never pitched a no hitter before. Tom Seaver in 1975 pitched 8 2/3 innings but it was broken up. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.
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