The last week in MLB was about a team in the National League making history, an outfielder in the American League will be out for several weeks, and a top draft prospect undergoes surgery.
The first no-hitter of 2022 belongs to the @Mets!
— MLB (@MLB) April 30, 2022
New York Mets Toss 17th Combined No-Hitter in MLB History
A couple of days ago, the New York Mets made history as five pitchers combined to no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies.
HEEEEE STRUCK HIM OUT!!!!!
THE METS HAVE THROWN A COMBINED NO-HITTER! pic.twitter.com/yitTc1jo2Z
— SNY (@SNYtv) April 30, 2022
Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill was followed by relievers Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Diaz.
In the ninth inning, Diaz struck out the side to collect the save, completing the Mets’ second no-hitter in their 61-year history.
Mets throw the 17th combined no-hitter in MLB history in a 3-0 win over the Phillies
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) April 30, 2022
This was the 17th combined no-hitter in MLB history and the first to be thrown by five pitchers.
The five pitchers combined to throw 159 pitches, which is the most ever on record in a no-hitter, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The Mets complete their 2nd ever no-hitter (June 1, 2012 – Johan Santana (NYM) vs Cardinals).
Five pitchers combined to throw 159 pitches, the most ever on record in a no-hitter. pic.twitter.com/VlQXXkRnBS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 30, 2022
Diaz is the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out every batter he faced to finish off a no-hitter, per Stats By STATS.
Edwin Díaz of the @Mets is the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out every batter he faced to finish off a no-hitter.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) April 30, 2022
The no-hitter by the Mets marks the first time since 1990 that the first no-hitter of an MLB season was a combined no-hitter, per Stats By STATS.
This is the first time since 1990 that the first no-hitter of an MLB season was a combined no-hitter.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) April 30, 2022
The Phillies were no-hit for the 20th time in franchise history, which moves them into a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the most all-time.
This was a special moment for those five pitchers for the Mets as it was a game they will remember forever.
Chicago White Sox Outfielder Eloy Jimenez Out Several Weeks with Hamstring Injury
For about six to eight weeks, the Chicago White Sox will be without outfielder Eloy Jimenez.
Per a team announcement, he was carted off the field with a right hamstring strain during last Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 24, 2022
He had to leave the game in the second inning after stumbling while trying to beat out a ground ball to first base.
Jimenez remained on the ground holding his leg while trainers assessed him before being carted off.
The outfielder had compiled a .222 batting average and .590 OPS in 11 games with one home run and seven RBIs.
He was limited to 55 games last season with a pectoral injury.
The loss of Jimenez for several weeks is enormous as he is one of the better hitters on the White Sox roster.
Top Draft Prospect Dylan Lesko Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
The top pitching prospect in the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft, Dylan Lesko underwent Tommy John surgery last week, a source told Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.
News story with additional context, historical comp for Lesko, how many injured pitchers we have at the top of this draft https://t.co/bWk687ozS8
— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) April 27, 2022
The right-handed pitcher from Buford High School in Georgia still has a chance to become the first pitcher selected in the MLB draft, per McDaniel.
The surgery probably eliminates him from being the first player selected overall, but the talent is there.
Lesko has a high-90s fastball and one of the best amateur changeups ever seen by the scouts at Baseball America.
He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2021 and is committed to Vanderbilt University if he decides not to sign or opt-out of the draft.
Lesko has the potential to be a special pitcher, and hopefully, he has a smooth recovery process after the surgery.
- Chris is a 29-year old New Jersey native whose favorite sports team is the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously attended Western New England College to study Sports Management. Chris has been following the Diamondbacks since he was 12. You can find him on Twitter at @aecanada12.
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