Mets prospect Chris Flexen has had a special season thus far. After three good states in St. Lucie, he was promoted to Double-A Binghamton where he has been even better.
Perhaps he has never been better than he was tonight. Through 7.1 innings, Flexen was nearly perfect. The future ace had walked just one while striking out eight batters without giving up a hit. With his pitch count being at a manageable level, it appeared Flexen was going to get the chance to get go his no-hitter.
Unfortunately, it became a moot point when Phillies prospect Chace Numata hit a solo home run with one out in the eight. With that went Flexen’s no-hitter. At that point, this game became just another one of Flexen’s dominating 2017 starts.
With the Rumble Ponies providing more than enough run support, Flexen would pick up his fifth win of the season, and he would lower his ERA from 1.87 to 1.73.
Flexen’s final line would be eight innings, one hit, one run, one earned, one walk, and nine strikeouts. Both he and the Rumble Ponies picked up a win in a 6-1 game.
On a night when Flexen has all three pitches working for him, the fans watching are in for something special. Tonight was one of those special nights. Seeing how rapidly Flexen has been developing this year, there will be many more to come.