The New York Mets' well-documented no-hitter drought ended last night thanks to a) a brilliant outing from left-hander Johan Santana, b) a punchless St. Louis Cardinals lineup and c) a little help from the umpires. The blown call in question happened in the top of the sixth inning when St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran roped a shot past the third baseman that clearly kicked up a good amount of chalk. It was ruled a foul ball, and Santana would go on to become the first Mets pitcher ever to throw a no-hitter.
Still, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wasn't about to let the occasion pass without a proper marking.
Sour grapes? Perhaps, but Beltran's shot should have counted as a hit.
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