2 Mets players injured during Santana’s no-hitter

Johan Santana’s no-hitter came at a cost to the New York


Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six

weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding

catch to preserve Santana’s no-hitter Friday night against St.

Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled

list as well after straining his right hamstring during the

postgame celebration.

The Mets said Saturday that Baxter dislocated the joint between

his right collarbone and sternum and tore rib cartilage on his

right side. Baxter’s left shoulder slammed into the wall when he

robbed Yadier Molina of extra bases in the seventh inning.

Ramirez was injured running onto the field with teammates to mob

Santana after he finished the first no-hitter in Mets history.