Posted by Craig Mitchell at 9:48 PM
Tuesday night at Citi Field, SF hurler Chris Heston pitched a complete game no-hitter. The Giants beat the Mets 5-0.
Heston went 9, striking out 9 while hitting 3 batters. That’s it. It’s the first no-hitter pitched against the Mets at Citi Field, the first against the Mets since 1993 and the first in the majors since Jordan Zimmerman’s on September 28th 2014. The offense on the day was all San Francisco. They lumped up Noah Syndergaard pretty well. It started in the first inning as the Jints took a 1-0 lead Nori Aoki reaching on an infield single and took 3rd on a single by Joe Panik. Angel Pagan’s fielder’s choice brought home Aoki. In the 4th Heston got into the act singling to left scoring a pair of runs, his first two MLB RBI and a 3-0 Giant lead. In the 6th Matt Duffy capped the scoring on Syndergaard with a solo homer his 5th on the year to make it 4-0. In the 7th, Panik greeting Dillon Gee in his first relief appearance in 3 years with a solo homer off the facade of the Pepsi porch, also his 5th and it was 5-0 SF.
Syndergaard takes the loss falling to 2-4. He went 6 allowing 10 hits 4 runs (all earned) walking 1 and striking out 2. Heston improves to 6-4 as he pitches only the 3rd no-hitter the Mets have ever been victim too on home soil.
With the loss the Mets fall to 31-28 and are now 21-9 at Citi Field. The Nats lost to the Yankees Tuesday. The Mets stay ½ game in first in the NL East.
Wednesday night is game two of the set. It’s Harvey Day! Matt Harvey (6-3 3.05) goes for his 2nd consecutive win. Tim Hudson (3-5 4.41) goes for the Giants.