On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana etched his name in the Mets' history books by authoring the team's 1st no-hitter at Citi Field vs. St. Louis.
33 days short of the 10th anniversary of that event, the Mets needed five pitchers to complete their 2nd no-no, this one against East division rival Philadelphia.
2nd year hurler Tylor Megill (4-0) started, and went 5 innings, fanning 5, while walking 3 through 88 pitches. The Phillies worked deep counts against Megill and the bullpen, but it was all for naught. Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the 9th to lock it down. SNY's YouTube channel provides the highlights.
The past? Ed Marinaro, a star for the Vikings in the 70's before turning to acting (Laverne & Shirley, Hill Street Blues). The future is University of Minnesota star Gable Steveson, who will join WWE as soon as he graduates next month. Marinaro, though, made headlines for a rambling speech that resulted in his being rushed off stage to keep the broadcast, airing on ESPN, ABC, & NFL Network, moving.
The draft wraps up today.
Friday, 8 wrestlers, 3 of whom hadn't appeared on television yet, a referee, and a manager were cut from NXT:
Kai had dyed her hair pink a year ago in tribute to the late Japanese star, Hana Kimura, and did everything that was asked of her, including a stint where she had a gimmick similar to 90's wrestler Damian Demento in that she talked to herself, hearing voices in her head. Demento lasted a year with the gimmick before being cut. Shawn Stasiak was given the same thing in 2002, and was cut a few months later.