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2004 News > 5/24/04


By Kevin T. Czerwinski, MLB.com
Original Article HERE

NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine's flirtation with becoming the first Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter produced some interesting facts. Here's a closer look at some of the smaller details.

Glavine only went to a three-ball count on five batters.

19 of his 29 first pitches were strikes.

20 of the 29 batters he faced saw four or fewer pitches.

He fanned a season-high eight, and recorded 10 groundouts and nine fly-ball outs.

It was his first career one-hitter after six two-hitters.

Glavine became the first Mets pitcher to hold an opponent hitless for at least 7 2/3 innings since David Cone faced Philadelphia on July 19, 1988. Steve Jeltz broke up that no-hit bid.

David Cone was also the last Mets pitcher to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Houston's Benny DiStefano broke up his bid with a one-out single in the eighth on April 28, 1992.

Tom Seaver was the last Mets pitcher to take a no-hitter into the ninth, losing his bid when Chicago's Joe Wallis collected a two-out hit on Sept. 24, 1975.

This was Glavine's longest hitless streak of his career, eclipsing the 6 1/3 hitless innings he threw against the Padres on Aug. 12, 1989.

This was Glavine's 23rd complete-game shutout. It was his first complete game since May 22, 2002 against Montreal. It was the 53rd complete game of his career.

The last one-hitter thrown by a Met was by Steve Trachsel. He also turned the trick against Colorado, allowing only a Chin-Hui Tsao single in the sixth inning.