06/01/2012 Mets 8, St. Louis Cardinals 0 Johan Santana

Game Memories for June 1, 2012 (New York Mets 8, St. Louis Cardinals 0)

originalmets 62
June 2, 2012
After 51 years and so many near misses, Johan Santana finally throws the first Met's no-no. And how ironic that Carlos Beltran almost gets the first hit but the ball is ruled foul. What makes it really special is that my son Jonathan is there to see it happen. Congraluations Johan for a great performance.

June 2, 2012

UNREAL EVERYONE! A Mets NO NO! 51 years of waiting, great pitchers, they got the monkey off their back! Thanx Johan Santana!

June 2, 2012

As a long time Met fan I am so happy to see them get their first no hitter in franchise history. I am even happier that it was done by Johan Santana whom in my opinion is the definition of class and professionalism. Every player on this roster needs to learn as much as he can from Santana and the way he conducts himself on and off the field. I have never heard the guy complain once about run support or blown saves. He simply is a true professional. Congrats Johan. You are the best.

Quality Met
June 2, 2012

Congratulations, Johan! The first Met to pitch a no-hitter. It's been a long time in coming.

This moment, in my opinion, is part of an ongoing process of Mets events never before experienced. At the end of the 2011 season, Jose Reyes became the first player in team history to win a batting title. Three days before this game, Omar Quintanilla came the team's first player with a Q at the beginning of his last name (no big thing, maybe, but still a Mets first.) And now Johan's no-hitter, striking out the World Series MVP to end it. A lot of great new things are coming to Citi Field that never came about at Shea Stadium.

What will be the Mets' next "first"? Well, the team has never had a player win the National League MVP Award. Perhaps we'll see this happen soon!

June 2, 2012

Congrats to Johan Santana and the NY Mets and us fans for finally experiencing the joy of a no hitter. It's awesome being a Mets fan today.

Stu Baron
June 2, 2012

Watching today's game with the Mets now having pitched a no-hitter, I have a surreal sense of not knowing what to do with myself. I wonder if Red Sox fans felt anything like this after their team won the 2004 World Series, or White Sox fans after their team won in 2005.

Interesting comment by Gary Cohen that last night was a cathartic moment for Mets fans that helped ease the pain of the last 5 1/2 years going back to 2006, because Adam Wainwright, Carlos Beltran, and Yadier Molina were all involved.

Mark Heaney
June 2, 2012

Johan! What a class act. A warrior on the mound. Saluted the fans then said he did it for us. Tears in my eyes. A lifetime of waiting. Got to watch with my boys (9 and 10). Baseball is life!

Shickhaus Franks
June 4, 2012

In the words of Crosby, Stills and Nash: "It's been a long time coming". I've been on cloud 9 ever since the last out. It's like signing up for a cooking lesson and your teacher is Rachael Ray, it's like you're at the beach and the woman that asks you to rub suntan lotion on her looks like Aunt Meg from the movie "Hall Pass" etc. Big props for the Mets defense for playing a crisp game especially Mike Baxter and for most of you IGNORANT WORSHIPERS OF THE 27TH FEDERATED CHURCH OF SATAN IN THE BRONX who have said that it was a one-hitter; I HAVE THIS TO SAY: DEAL WITH IT, GET OVER IT, AND GO RUN OUT ON A SIX LANE HIGHWAY BLINDFOLDED AND THEN SOME!!!!!! Viva Santana!!!!!

Hot Foot
June 7, 2012

What an amazing ride this game was at the end. Baxter's legendary catch off Molina's drive in the seventh inning will live forever in our hearts. In the eighth, there were those weird plays that Quintanilla was involved in, the first that Nieuwenhuis caught, and the second one that Murphy caught to end the eighth. That play was just crazy to listen to on the radio, because Howie said Quintanilla caught it, then he corrected himself and said Murphy actually did.

The ninth inning was even more unreal. I thought it was over when Holliday hit that broken-bat liner to Torres, but Torres got it. I thought it was over when Craig hit that looper to Nieuwenhuis, but it was out number two. I thought it was over when the count on Freese went to 3-0. Johan fought back. He threw a strike down the middle, induced a foul grounder that had the Mets one strike away, and then got him swinging to make history.

What a moment that was. I just couldn't believe my own ears. Howie was at the top of his game. His call said it all: "Put it in the books! In the History books!" Classic.

What a game. There really are no words to describe it.

Anthony Reccoppa
June 7, 2012

It took 51 years to get a no hitter, and the baseball gods made it near perfect. For one, it was at home for real fans to witness. 2. It was against a long time rival who has broken our hearts many times. (1985, 1987, 2006 seasons for staters.) Also remember that in 1962, the Cardinals gave us our first loss in our first game ever. 3. The game was a real Met broadcast on SNY, and WFAN radio with REAL Mets broadcasters calling the final pitch. (Howie and Gary of course) 4. Finally... It was Johan Santana coming of a near career-ending surgery to gut it through.

RA Dickey rules
June 15, 2012

I never was happier than that game. I had no expectations from this season. This game gave me hope. Johan and Dickey are an amazing 1-2 punch. Why not this year??

Shickhaus Franks
July 6, 2012

More on the no-no: Howie on WFAN was ahead of Gary on SNY due to the 7 second delay and Gary's call of "IT HAS HAPPENED" will be giving me goosebumps for the rest of my life!!

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