The San Diego Padres’ Eric Lauer took a no-hitter into the fifth inning on Friday before Chris Taylor led off the inning with a homer to left.
The dinger moved the Friars’ no no-hitter count to 8,009 regular-season games, or just 10 away from the New York Mets’ record of 8,019. The Mets exited the no no-no club on June 1, 2012, when Johan Santana no-hit the Cardinals at Citi Field for an 8-0 win.
The Padres’ Eric Lauer made a strong effort for a no-no on Friday night as Hunter Renfroe made two nice grabs in the second inning to keep his bid going.
Barring a miracle, the Padres would tie the Mets against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on May 15 and break the mark at Petco against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 16.