In just his 13th career start, San Francisco pitcher Chris Heston threw a no-hitter in a 5-0 win against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night. It was the first no-hitter of the 2015 season.
“I’m still not sure what just happened out there, to be honest with you,” Heston told reporters. “A lot of emotions running through my mind right now. That was a really cool experience.”
The 27-year-old right-hander said that he started to believe he could pull off the no-hitter in the eighth inning.
"It was just about staying in the moment, not trying to do more than I needed to do and just attacking the strike zone. And just throw as many strikes as possible," he said.
Heston hit Ruben Tejada in the fourth inning, and hit Anthony Recker in the ninth. Otherwise, no other Mets player got on base. Heston finished with 11 strikeouts to earn his sixth win of the season.
Third baseman Matt Duffy and Joe Panik each homered for the Giants, but Heston also contributed with the bat. He singled in the fourth inning to drive in Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford, and finished with two hits in four at-bats.