The Mets didn’t get a no-hitter Sunday, but they did set a record anyway.
Jon Niese took his no-no into the seventh inning before it was broken up by Freddie Freeman with a single to right field. Still, the Mets held on for a 7-5 win behind more good work from their bullpen.
The sweep was the first ever by the Mets against a division opponent to open a season.
Yesterday’s start was the first for Niese since he received a long-term extension. After one start, the Mets couldn’t look any smarter. The lefty regularly sat in the 92 to 94 mph range and struck out seven in six innings.
Third baseman David Wright was 5-for-8 in the first two games of the series and kept it up in the final game. He was 1-for-1 with two walks and an RBI.
It was the top of the order that carried New York yesterday; however. Ruben Tejada went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in his second game in the leadoff spot, while Daniel Murphy was 2-for-5.