Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in New York Mets franchise history on Friday night, and even though the St. Louis Cardinals came out on the losing end it is still an accomplishment worth revisiting. Sure, Cardinals fans could easily focus on the call by third base umpire Adrian Johnson that miscast Carlos Beltran's line drive as a foul ball, despite replay evidence that it hit the chalk in fair territory. But Santana had a wonderful night, and for the first time in 8,020 franchise games the Mets have a no-hitter of their own. Here is the box score to prove it.
Now for a few of the highlights for his performance. The first is the amazing catch by Mike Baxter on a deep line drive by Yadier Molina to save the no-hitter in the seventh inning:
The second highlight is Santana's final pitch and out of the night, where he put away David Freese with a changeup to seal his historic night: