Chris Heston pitched a no-hitter in his 13th major league start, coming within three hit batters of a perfect game and leading the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets 5-0 Tuesday night.
It was a stunning spectacle on many levels and fit right in with New York’s rep for loving a winner — and a good show.
And what a show from Heston.
“I’m still not sure what happened out there,” Heston said in a post-victory interview. “It’s just awesome. Just to be part of that, that’s pretty sweet.”
This was only the third time in New York Mets franchise history that the opposing team pullled off a no-hitter.
And Heston’s win makes the San Francisco Giants “the second team in major league history to throw a no-hitter in four straight seasons, joining the 1962-65 Los Angeles Dodgers (all four were thrown by Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax),” reports ESPN.
With just a few innings left in the game, fans realized that history may be in the making and, increasingly, they started cheering Heston on.
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