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Happy 8,000 day to the Mets

Things are going great these days for Terry Collins' Mets, who were off Thursday after completing a sweep in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The Mets play their first game at Marlins Park in Miami tonight, notable on one hand for that sheer fact. But it's more notable for this head-shaking nugget: Assuming Johan Santana doesn't throw one, it will be the 8,000th regular season game in franchise history -- and all of them have seen the Mets fail to throw a no-hitter. It's a streak that dates to 1962 and is now feted nightly on Twitter and web sites.

This Wall Street Journal story gives the complete rundown on the streak and even has some quotes from the poor guy who started the Web site back in 2008 and is still at it today. You'd think the Mets would stumble into one at some point. Strange.

---Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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