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Johan Santana Has Thrown a No-Hitter!

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at CitiField on June 1, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Johan Santana, tonight.

Johan Santana has just thrown the first no-hitter in Mets history. In the franchise's 8,020th game, Santana threw a career-high 134 pitches but was allowed to go the distance, getting David Freese to strike out to end the ballgame. Mike Baxter made a spectacular catch in the seventh inning to preserve the no-hitter, crashing into the wall in left field. (Baxter would leave the game with an injury.) In the sixth inning, Carlos Beltran hit a ball down the left field line that actually appeared to catch chalk, but it was ruled a foul ball. Oh, and you're wondering, yes, the website nonohitters.com has already been updated with the good news.

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Photo: Mike Stobe/2012 Getty Images