New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Satana is now three outs away from throwing the franchise's first no-hitter. Santana made it through the eighth inning clean, although he did issue his fifth walk of the game. The inning started with second basemen Tyler Greene popping out to shallow left field, Santana then struck out pinch hitter Shane Robinson looking for the second out of the inning. After a walk to Rafael Furcal, Santana got ex-Met Carlos Beltran to line out to second base.
Per ESPN, the last Mets pitcher to take a no-hitter into the ninth inning was Tom Seaver in 1975, one which was broken up with two outs in the ninth inning. The Cardinals, meanwhile, haven't been no-hitsince 1990, when Fernando Valenzuela did it at Dodger Stadium in 1990.
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