Well, add Philip Humber to the list of former Mets pitchers who threw a no-hitter after leaving the no-hitless Mets. Humber not only no-hit the Mariners on Saturday, he threw a perfect game. The last out was dramatic — Brendan Ryan struck out on a (questionable) check swing, but the ball got past the catcher. A.J Pierzynski had to chase it down and throw to first for the final out.
Humber, who was part of the trade that brought Johan Santana to the Mets, now joins Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Mike Scott, Dwight Gooden, David Cone and Hideo Nomo as pitchers who threw no-hitters after leaving Flushing. It is still amazing that the Mets, with such a history of strong pitching, have never had a no-hitter. You’d think they would have lucked into one in 50 years, but no.