Baseball etiquette demands that teammates never mention "no-hitter" to a pitcher who is pitching one, but Chris Capuano couldn't help but know he was working on one on Sunday.
"I had a nice heckler, when I was in the on-deck circle, keep reminding me of it," said Capuano. "I probably made a mistake when I turned and said, 'Yeah, I know.'"
Capuano lost the no-hitter to former Mets teammate Jose Reyes with one out in the seventh inning, but with three more RBIs from Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers went on to a 5-0 win over the Marlins in the rubber game of the three-game series. Capuano was lifted with a two-hitter going after eight innings to save his rebuilt arm for the next start.
"[Reyes] has a quick bat, I left one over the middle and he smoked it," said Capuano, who also allowed a bloop single to Nick Green with one out in the eighth inning.