Chris Heston entered the history books on Tuesday night in New York, throwing his first career no-hitter, and first no-no in MLB this season, in the San Francisco Giants’ 5-0 win over the New York Mets. It was the first no-hitter thrown by a rookie since 2007 and the first no-hitter in which a pitcher hit three batters.
Heston ended his night in style by striking out the side in the ninth inning for his ninth, 10th and 11th punch outs of the night. He needed only 110 pitches.
This marks the fourth consecutive season in which a Giants pitcher has thrown a no-hitter. Matt Cain threw a perfect game in 2012, and Tim Lincecum threw no-hitters in 2013 and 2014.