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Johan Santana just pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets history!!!!
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Posted on 06/01/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by God luvs America

8-0 over Cardinals...LETS GO METS!!!


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; mlb; newyork; santana

1 posted on 06/01/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT by God luvs America
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To: God luvs America

one year and a half removed from major shoulder surgery!!! Way to go Johan!!


2 posted on 06/01/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Finally!


3 posted on 06/01/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: God luvs America

134 pitches....


4 posted on 06/01/2012 6:53:04 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: All

Anyone know which no-hitter had the fewest pitches?


5 posted on 06/01/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by ak267
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To: SMGFan
"Finally"

Cry me a river. The '69 Mets is the best story in baseball...anything else detracts. :{)

6 posted on 06/01/2012 6:55:25 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: God luvs America; a fool in paradise

Wow, Johan really hit it out of the park!


7 posted on 06/01/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SMGFan
BREAKING NEWS: It took 8,020 GAMES, but Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in +New York Mets franchise history! https://plus.google.com/104780397304059907160/posts/j32nuWS5seC
8 posted on 06/01/2012 6:56:07 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: All

What if a no-hitter is thrown by two pitchers by the same team? Does one get credit for a shutout while the other gets credit for the save?


9 posted on 06/01/2012 6:56:38 PM PDT by ak267
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To: God luvs America

I LIVED TO SEE IT!!!


10 posted on 06/01/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: God luvs America
any relation?


11 posted on 06/01/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: God luvs America

Mike Freakin’ Baxter!!!

Talk about giving your all


12 posted on 06/01/2012 6:59:22 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: God luvs America

http://www.nonohitter.com now obsolete!


13 posted on 06/01/2012 7:00:41 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: God luvs America
YES!!!!!!! It is about time. After 43 years of being a Mets fan! Thought I never get to see it too.
14 posted on 06/01/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: God luvs America

While I must admit that I am definitely not a Mets fan; I, as a fan of the sport, must applaud Johan’s incredible performance. Over 130 pitches! He pitched an amazing game!


15 posted on 06/01/2012 7:02:55 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: God luvs America

WOW....WOW...WOW..from a 55 year old Mets Fan..WOW..WOW...WOW


16 posted on 06/01/2012 7:06:16 PM PDT by fedupjohn
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To: ak267

no he does not...in fact if a pitcher pitches a no hitter for ten innings and does not win the game i don’t believe he gets credit for a no hitter...


17 posted on 06/01/2012 7:11:33 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Not a Mets fan, but I love great pitching. Nice.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 7:13:09 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: God luvs America

The Mets pitched a no hitter?

Next you’re going to tell me the Cubs won the World Series.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 7:13:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: God luvs America

Third base ump robbed Beltran of hit in 4th. Called fair ball foul.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: God luvs America; Clemenza; ken5050

Alriiiight! Just watched parts of the game on SNY... we were cheering Johan Santana on all the way!


21 posted on 06/01/2012 7:21:24 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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Haha, I thought Doc Gooden had thrown a no-hitter back in the day, but I am obviously wrong. Of course, I'll be the first to admit that I'm only a casual baseball fan.
22 posted on 06/01/2012 7:22:17 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: God luvs America; BluesDuke; ken5050
Sitting here in St. Louis, I watched the game. Hats off to Santana, who pitched a great game. He doesn't throw that hard anymore, but he can *pitch*. His change-up is devastating. Keeps the hitters off-balance.

I have to say, though, that there was one hit, really. It was the ball hit down the line by Beltran. The ump blew the call, said it was foul. But the replay shows the ball clearly hit the chalk line, making it fair, no question about it.

Also, the catch by Baxter against the left-field wall definitely saved the no-no. Baxter went all out and sacrificed his body to make the catch. Santana has to take that boy out for a primo steak dinner at the best NY restaurant!

And I'm glad Collins left Santana in to finish, regardless of pitch count. It would have been lame to take him out, just because of the silly pitch count.

BTW, I remember watching the near no-hitter Seaver threw, broken up by Jimmy Qualls of the Cubs in the ninth, as I recall.

23 posted on 06/01/2012 7:25:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lifelong baseball fan, originally from Chicago, now in St. Louis)
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To: NYFreeper; fedupjohn; ken5050; Clemenza
Congratulations, Mets fans!!

Listen to the post-game show on WFAN 660 now:

http://tunein.com/radio/Sports-Radio-66-WFAN-NY-660-s28671/

24 posted on 06/01/2012 7:25:20 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: God luvs America

M E T S METS METS METS!!!!!

Good news for the metties.

Still not sure I’m willing to forgive them until they win the Superbowl, but still, GOOD JOB!


25 posted on 06/01/2012 7:27:15 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Gooden did throw a no-no, but not with the Mets. Same with Ryan, Seaver, Cone, and a few others.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 7:28:21 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lifelong baseball fan, originally from Chicago, now in St. Louis)
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To: God luvs America

Tom Seaver had five one-hitters as a Met but didn’t get his no-hitter until he was with the Reds IIRC.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 7:42:21 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: God luvs America

Pretty classy interview from Santana...

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21940177&c_id=mlb


28 posted on 06/01/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
His first few years, he was amazing to watch, before the drugs and injuries got him.

Climb the Ladder.

29 posted on 06/01/2012 7:49:42 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

he did- for the Yankees....


30 posted on 06/01/2012 8:12:47 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Charles Henrickson

definitely a hot- but you need those breaks....


31 posted on 06/01/2012 8:14:02 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Gooden did throw a no-no

I always chuckle when somebody uses the phrase "no-no" to refer to a no-hitter in baseball. It reminds me of a child who refers to a cut or a bruise as a "boo-boo", or a child who says they have to go to the bathroom to "wee-wee".

32 posted on 06/01/2012 8:28:32 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: God luvs America

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

Pond scum.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 9:31:57 PM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: God luvs America

Good for him. Extremely rare to pitch a no-hitter.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

I was at Shea and Gooden was pitching a no hitter through 6 or 7 , but after he came to bat and hit a home run, he returned to the mound and gave up a hit ( or even more)


35 posted on 06/02/2012 1:11:38 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I believe it was June 5, 1987, Gooden first homerun since 1985 and first game at Shea since leaving Smithers Institute. Homerun as in 7th , in 8th Damon Berryhill hit on 4th pitch.


36 posted on 06/02/2012 1:20:47 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: God luvs America

“I am John Santana!”


37 posted on 06/02/2012 1:25:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: God luvs America
I'm sad I missed it. I usually watch the Mets games on TV, at least part of them. Last night instead my wife and I were watching our DVR'd season finale of Touch, and I didn't even think about turning the game on afterwards - we went right to bed.

I was a little annoyed knowing I had missed it, when I woke up this morning and the story made the front-page sidebar of our local newspaper.

Oh well - this game will be a "Mets Classics" episode soon enough.

38 posted on 06/02/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Visit CTF.org)
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To: CT-Freeper

Yeah, I miss a lot in baseball also because the games are just so long and slow.

You will see that no hitter again and again but there’s nothing like being there when it happened.


39 posted on 06/02/2012 9:52:34 AM PDT by altura
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To: SMGFan

Isn’t our boy Nolan Ryan king of the no hitters?

Or was somebody better? He had 7.


40 posted on 06/02/2012 9:55:41 AM PDT by altura
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To: CT-Freeper

How did you like the season finale of Touch? I’ve followed the show although very disappointed.

It really hurt to see Jake’s dad get beat down by that guy... what happened to Jack Bauer?? Sad to see.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 10:00:05 AM PDT by altura
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To: CT-Freeper

its being replayed on SNY now...


42 posted on 06/02/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: altura
IIRC, the Astros decided that Nolan didn't have much left in him and traded him to the Texas Rangers. He had 5 at the time. Went to the Rangers and pitched two more no-hitters before retiring.

I was furious when they traded him.

43 posted on 06/02/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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