Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in New York Mets history, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night, 8-0. Naturally this has inspired a great deal of discussion across the Internet. Enjoy a sample of some of the reactions below, and check back with SB Nation New York for more coverage.
Metsblog has plenty of praise for Santana:
Santana is a true baseball warrior, and I am so very happy he has completed his journey back from such uncertainty, beaten all of the odds and the naysayers, and has put his stamp on baseball history. There is nobody more deserving of this honor – even if Carlos Beltran‘s ground ball was really fair…
Dan Perry at CBS Sports' Eye On Baseball follows up on that thought with video of the call in the sixth inning.
Via the Mets twitter account comes this picture of the board at Citi Field as well as this one of a heavily iced Santana's post game press conference.
SB Nation's Mets Blog Amazin' Avenue points out the lasting implications of Santana's accomplishment:
Never again will Mets fans hear the exact number of games played in franchise history without a no-hitter.
The New York Times has the story as the lead at nytimes.com, but their caption is rubbing some Mets fans the wrong way:
On the night Carlos Beltran returned to New York, the evening belonged to Johan Santana and the type of history the Mets failed to write with Beltran on the team.
After more than 8000 games before the team's first no-hitter, there's likely to be lots of discussion around Johan Santana and the New York Mets. Stick with this Storystream for all the coverage, updates and more.
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