The New York Mets went a span of 50 years - more than 8,000 games - without a no-hitter before Johan Santana's magical outing last Friday in Flushing. One of the lasting blemishes for the franchise, it's not like the Mets haven't had great pitchers over the years. After all, Nolan Ryan, Tim Seaver, Dwight Gooden and many more hurlers tossed no-no's either before or after their stints with the Metropolitans. Santana merely had impeccable timing; he accomplished his no-hitter while wearing that interlocked, orange "NY."
While we're not ready to predict no-hitters for prospects, the Mets have at least two more pitchers with ace potential coming through the pipeline shortly. Zack Wheeler has been virtually untouchable this season for Double-A Binghamton, posting a 1.88 ERA and 60:21 K:BB ratio through 52.2 innings. Wheeler came ...
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