A most improbable victoryThe Mets won Saturday’s game in one of the most unusual manners possible. They whiffed 15 times and managed just three hits.
A day after Carlos Beltran had three homers in Colorado, the Mets spread out their deep shots, with Jason Bay, Fernando Martinez and David Wright all homering in a come-from-behind 6-4 win against the Houston Astros.
“A Single in First Spoils No-Hitter” read the New York Times headline on June 23, 1962, the day after Al Jackson pitched the Mets first one-hitter against the Colt 45’s (now known as the Astros), allowing nothing after Joe Amalfitano’s single in the first game of a doubleheader.
It’s not Johan Santana against Roy Halladay, but it’s still ace-of-the moment versus ace, and there’s no shame in the Mike Pelfrey-Halladay matchup this afternoon.