The Mets have never pitched a no-hitter or a perfect game, but they sure have come close. For the first time in their history the organization pitched to the minimum twenty-seven batters. Sensational rookie Jae Seo allowed just one hit over 6 2/3 before leaving to injury after his team participated in a one hitter for the third day in a row. David Weathers and Armando Benitez finished it out perfectly in route to the Mets 5-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night.
Seo (5-2) won his fourth consecutive decision after only allowing a fifth-inning single to outfielder Juan Encarnacion, who was eventually caught stealing by catcher Jason Phillips
. The right-hander was forced to leave the game when he a split a nail on the index finger of his pitching hand.
"I didn't know anything about it," said Seo to the Associated Press, through an interpreter, of the Mets' facing the minimum for the first-time in franchise history. "I'm more happy about making up for the tough loss we took [Monday] night."
The Mets have now been involved in a one-hitter for three straight days. Steve Trachsel hurled one on Sunday in Anaheim before the Marlins' Dontrelle Willis did it against them on Monday. The Elias Sports Bureau was still looking to see if a team has ever participated in three consecutive one-hitters.
"Our pitching has been good. It's been fun to watch," said outfielder Jeromy Burnitz to the Associated Press, who hit a solo homer to put the Mets ahead 1-0 in the seventh. "When the pitching has been dominating as ours have been, it does take some of the pressure off the hitters."
Florida's Carl Pavano (5-8) took the tough loss after allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out three in eight innings.
The Mets extended their lead in the ninth by scoring four times, beginning with a lead off homer by third basemen Ty Wigginton. Roger Cedeno and Jason Phillips added RBI singles before Jose Reyes added a sacrifice fly.
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