5) Best NY Mets wins of the season: 4/29 vs Phillies
The Mets got off to an outstanding start in the 2022 campaign, entering the final weekend of April with a 15-6 record.
This weekend saw the Mets matched up against the Phillies. We already know what happened that Sunday night, but the first game of the series was even more special.
Tylor Megill took the mound for New York in the Friday night black uniforms in an effort to start the series with a win. With help from a Brandon Nimmo diving catch, Megill got through five hitless innings. He did walk three and threw 88 pitches.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Mets took the lead on a Jeff McNeil two-run single. Pete Alonso tacked on a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth to give the Mets a three-run cushion.
Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, and Seth Lugo pitched a combined three hitless innings, keeping the Phillies out of the hit column through eight innings.
With a 3-0 lead and a no-hitter intact, the Mets called on Edwin Diaz to try and finish it off. The task was daunting as the Phillies were due to send up Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, and J.T. Realmuto.
Despite all of the pressure of the opponent and the situation, Diaz came through with arguably his best inning as a Met, striking out the side to complete the second no-hitter in New York Mets history.
Five Mets pitchers combined to throw 159 pitches of no-hit ball against one of the scarier offenses in the league.
Johan Santana threw a no-hitter in the Mets 50th anniversary season, so it's fitting that this combined no-hitter occurred in the Mets 60th anniversary season. Hopefully, we don't have to wait another ten seasons for the third one to take place.