Nationals P Gio Gonzalez loses no-hitter in 7th inning vs. Mets


The Nationals franchise hasn't had a no-hitter since long before the Expos moved to Washington from Montreal. That didn't change on Monday night.

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez's bid for a no-hitter against the New York Mets on Monday ended on a pinch-hit single by Zach Lutz to lead off the seventh inning.

For more on Gonzalez and the Nationals, head over to Federal Baseball

Gonzalez, who has racked up eight strikeouts, was close to having a perfect game going as well, had he not allowed a walk to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy in the first inning. Gonzalez is only at 80 pitches through seven, making his pitch count a non-issue if the bid for history made it into the eighth. His season high for pitches in a game is 127, reached on June 14 against the Cleveland Indians.

The Nationals haven't had a no-hitter since moving to Washington in 2005. The franchise's last no-no came in 1991, when Montreal Expos ace Dennis Martinez tossed a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Mets were last no-hit in September of 1993 by the late Darryl Kile while he was pitching for the Houston Astros.

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