San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Heston went 2-for-4 at the plate Tuesday night. The New York Mets went 0-for-26 against him.
It took Chris Heston just 13 career starts to notch a no-hitter. The San Francisco Giants rookie struck out 11 en route t0 a 5-0 no-no. Heston hit three batsmen but pitched otherwise perfectly at Citi Field.
Joe Panik and Matt Duffey homered to add to Heston’s two RBI. Heston’s no-hitter is the 288th in history and the fifth in the last year.
He raises his record, on the year and his career, to 5-4. Since 1901, the Major Leagues have witnessed 23 no-hitters by rookies. Three pitchers have held the opposition to no hits in their first starts. Boston Red Sox #1 starter Clay Buchholz hurled a no-hitter in his second start.
Heston joins teammates Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum in the no-hitter club. Heston is the first pitcher to hold a team hitless this season.