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.