Mets post 1st no-hitter of MLB season with 5-pitcher combined effort

The New York Mets had MLB's best record after a full-steam-ahead offseason. Now they have MLB's first no-hitter.

Five Mets pitchers — Tylor Megill, Drew Smith, Joely Rodríguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Díaz — combined to throw nine no-hit innings against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 3-0 win, the 17th combined no-hitter in MLB history.

It is the second no-hitter in Mets history, joining Johan Santana's 134-pitch effort in 2012. All together, the team struck out 12 while walking six and threw 159 total pitches.

The five pitchers gave a joint news conference with Mets manager Buck Showalter after the game, which Showalter likened to a "cheap Christmas card."

Megill handled the bulk of the work striking out five and walking three in five innings before handing the game off to Smith. It continued a promising start to the season for the 26-year-old, who made the New York rotation only due to Jacob deGrom's injury. He has a 1.93 ERA in 28 innings across five starts.

The effort coming at the end of April also continues a record streak of months with no-hitters for MLB. The last time no team posted a no-hitter in a full month of play was June 2019. That is mostly thanks to last year's onslaught of nine no-hitters, the most in a season in modern MLB history.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  Tylor Megill #38 of the New York Mets reacts after throwing a pitch during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday, April 29, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Tylor Megill is looking legit for the Mets. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)