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Niese=Seaver? A Franchise-like performance

Here's a few more interesting details from Jon Niese's one-hitter Thursday night, courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau:

-- Niese allowed only one hit without a walk or hit by pitch, and no Padres batter reached base on an error last night. The only other Mets pitcher with a game like that - one out from perfection - was Tom Seaver.

-- The only blemish for Niese last night was a double by Chris Denorfia in the third inning; Seaver's bid for perfection was ended by the Cubs Jimmy Qualls on July 9, 1969 in the ninth inning.

-- The last Mets pitcher to face one batter over the minimum was Shawn Estes on April 26, 2002 vs. Milwaukee...Estes allowed one hit and one walk but Eric Young was caught stealing…Information courtesy of Elias.

-- Niese set a franchise record retiring the final 21 batters to end a game...The previous record was 19 final outs done several times...Please credit the Elias Sports Bureau.


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