Apr 19, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) looses his batting helmet while batting against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Mets pitchers set MLB record for hitless streak

Sure, they’re pitchers, and nobody expects them to hit a lot, but the Mets are setting new MLB records with every at-bat without a base hit.

MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo Tweeted out that the New York Mets pitchers set an MLB record when they went 0-for-46 at the plate. As it stands now, their pitchers are 0-for-58 at the dish. Wednesday’s starter Zack Wheeler has gone 0-for-2 as of 2:00 PM EST to continue the record. Every at-bat from here on out without a hit sets a new record in futility.

The only New York Mets’ pitcher to do anything productive at the plate has been Jon Niese, who has drawn four walks at the bottom of the lineup.

After three or four fruitless Google searches, Jared Diamond helped out and said the last New York Mets pitcher to get a hit was Daisuke Matsuzaka on September 25, 2013 off of Mat Latos of the Cincinnati Reds.

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