Update #2 (3:19 PM EDT): And it’s gone. Matz struck out Jabari Blash, but Alexei Ramirez followed up with a single to right field to end Matz’s no-hit bid. Manager Terry Collins promptly removed the lefty from the game at 105 pitches.
Update (3:03 PM EDT): Matz struck out Wil Myers, got Yangervis Solarte to fly out to right field, and Alex Dickerson to hit into a 1-3 ground out to end the inning. Matz is through seven frames without yielding a hit. He’s at 95 pitches.
Mets starter Steven Matz has held the Padres hitless through six innings on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. He has walked two and struck out six on 86 pitches. The lefty entered Sunday’s start with a 3.60 ERA and a 121/29 K/BB ratio in 125 innings.
The last member of the Mets to throw a no-hitter was Johan Santana, who kept the Cardinals off the board on June 1, 2012. The Padres were last victims of a no-hitter on June 25, 2014 at the hands of the Giants’ Tim Lincecum.
We’ll keep you updated as Matz attempts to navigate the final three innings.