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Friday, May 17, 2019

Padres set MLB record as no-hitter drought reaches 8,020 games

When the San Diego Padres took the field for the first time on April 8, 1969, no one could have imagined this moment would come.

Yet here we are, 50 years, one month and eight days later, still waiting on the franchise’s first no-hitter.

It wasn’t to be again on Thursday.

Left-hander Eric Lauer couldn’t get anywhere near the elusive finish line. When he allowed a third-inning single to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Adam Frazier, the Padres’ streak without a no-hitter reached 8,020 games.

Somewhere, one can hear Mets fans popping corks- they might not have a better excuse anytime soon….

 

QLE Posted: May 17, 2019 at 03:34 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: no-hitters, padres, streaks

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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:59 AM (#5843091)
Hey! Us Mets fans haven't self immolated yet!
   2. Swoboda is freedom Posted: May 17, 2019 at 02:53 PM (#5843175)
But even the Mets no hitter had a hit in it. Padres just need bad umpiring.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: May 17, 2019 at 03:02 PM (#5843180)
even the Mets no hitter had a hit in it.

yes, it did.

the base hit even kicked up chalk

most of the Mets fans I know are still waiting for the first time a Mets pitcher goes 9 innings without allowing a fair ball that needs that bad umpiring for the mistaken "no-hitter."
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 17, 2019 at 03:42 PM (#5843193)
Somewhere, one can hear Mets fans popping corks
No, that sound is Johan Santana's shoulder.
   5. Hysterical & Useless Posted: May 17, 2019 at 04:03 PM (#5843195)
that sound is Johan Santana's shoulder.


Ouch.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: May 17, 2019 at 04:11 PM (#5843197)
Ouch.
No, that sound is Johan Santana's mouth.
   7. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 17, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5843199)
Preston Gomez pulled Clay Kirby after 8 no-hit innings in this game
   8. Hysterical & Useless Posted: May 17, 2019 at 04:21 PM (#5843203)
Preston Gomez pulled Clay Kirby after 8 no-hit innings in this game


See how these new-fangled analytics have destroyed baseball?
   9. SandyRiver Posted: May 17, 2019 at 04:44 PM (#5843209)
The Mets started 7 years before the Padres and their "no-hitter" came about 2 weeks later in the season than today, so I think (without further research) the Padres have a few more games before they can claim the dubious honor.
   10. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 04:48 PM (#5843210)
The Mets started 7 years before the Padres and their "no-hitter" came about 2 weeks later in the season than today, so I think (without further research) the Padres have a few more games before they can claim the dubious honor.


The Padres played 7 more games than the Mets in 1981, and 4 more in 1994. Add in the possible odd +1 here and there, and there you have it.
   11. SoSH U at work Posted: May 17, 2019 at 09:37 PM (#5843275)
The Padres played 7 more games than the Mets in 1981, and 4 more in 1994. Add in the possible odd +1 here and there, and there you have it.


They each have a single one-game playoff. The Mets are surely more likely to lose a rained-out game that isn't replayed.
   12. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:06 PM (#5843285)
The Padres played 161 in 1971, 79, and 88. The Mets played 161 in 1962, 66, 73, 91, 2002, and 03. Plus 160 in 1988. Both teams have a few 163 and the Mets one 164 game season that weren't part of a playoff, but were re-played suspended games. I don't know if those count.
   13. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:09 PM (#5843286)
Oh, and the Mets played 156 in 1972, the Padres 153. I'm not going to see what it all adds up to. Given the big discrepancies in the strike years, and a small deficit for the Mets in unplayed rainouts, it looks like the count is probably correct. At least it's reasonable to assume it's correct, despite the 2 week calendar difference
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: May 17, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5843290)
despite the 2 week calendar difference


Which was just eight games. Santana's no-hitter was in Game 52. The Pads have played 44.

   15. EddieA Posted: May 19, 2019 at 08:02 PM (#5843620)
Odd Mets had no no-hitters with candidates like Seaver, Ryan, and Gooden.
Pretty easy to no-hit the Padres I think. Ask Tim Lincecum.
   16. bobm Posted: May 19, 2019 at 09:46 PM (#5843657)
[15] Not exactly the same thing, but here are Mets pitchers with a no hitter for some team, per BB REF

                                  
Rk              Name Yrs From   To
1         Tom Seaver  12 1967 1983
2      Dwight Gooden  11 1984 1994
3          Al Leiter   7 1998 2004
4         David Cone   7 1987 2003
5         Nolan Ryan   5 1966 1971
6      Johan Santana   4 2008 2012
7    Bret Saberhagen   4 1992 1995
8         Mike Scott   4 1979 1982
9       Don Cardwell   4 1967 1970
10     Philip Humber   2 2006 2007
11    Scott Erickson   1 2004 2004
12      Kenny Rogers   1 1999 1999
13        Hideo Nomo   1 1998 1998
14   John Candelaria   1 1987 1987
15        Dock Ellis   1 1979 1979
16      Warren Spahn   1 1965 1965


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