Chris Heston came into last night’s game against the Mets with some flashes of brilliance but also shaky inconsistency in several starts. He wasn’t even supposed to start this season in the majors, but an injury to Matt Cain brought him into the rotation.
Nevertheless, Heston no hit the Mets in dominating fashion, fanning 11 batters and only allowing a couple balls to even leave the infield. More bizarrely however, the only batters he allowed on base were by hit pitches, two in a row in the fourth and one to start the ninth. The three hit batters in a no-hitter are the most since 1914, but it is also the first time a pitcher has struck out three batters in the ninth since 1965. And not only did he have his best game pitching, he even added a two RBI single in the fourth and a second single in the seventh. Yes, he had two more hits than the entire Mets team.
Look below to see his final strikeout and celebration: