i watch every game thinking it will be the night, finally, that the Mets will throw a no-hitter, and, obviously, it’s never happened
I think the same thing, every game. More on Niese's near-perfect game from ESPN:
This was Niese's 18th major league game pitched. That's the fewest games pitched by any Met to throw a complete game one-hitter (nine innings or more). Aaron Heilman held the previous mark, getting a one-hitter in his 21st game, against the Marlins in 2005...
Incredibly, the most recent was by Mat Latos, who got the win for the Padres in the first game of the doubleheader. He pitched a one-hitter against the Giants on May 13th in his 17th big league game.