In his first start since the no-hitter a week ago, Santana, on six days rest, gets slammed by the Yankees. He makes it only five innings allowing seven runs (six earned), on seven hits including a career-tieing four homeruns. Two homers being from Robinson Cano, and three straight homeruns in third in the bandbox known as Yankee Stadium. It was the extra days off that ailed him, along with having his schedule changed with extra [...]
Dillon Gee with another great start tonight. Having to follow Santana, Dickey and Niese’s great starts, Gee keeps the saying, “Good starting pitching is contagious” true. With seven strong innings tonight, only allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, two walks and he struck out eight batters. Despite his great start, and several great starts in a row, he walks away with a no decision and an a 4.48 ERA. Jon Rauch was great [...]
Johan Santana has done the impossible, the unthinkable, the only imaginative. He has reset the count back to zero. 8,019 games without a no-hitter but tonight is a night to remember. Save this date, June 1st, 2012 on your calenders as Johan Santana has pitched the very first no-hitter in Mets franchise history. In their 51st season, Santana has done something the likes of Seaver, Koosman, Gooden and hundreds before him couldn’t do. There was [...]
The Mets three-game winning streak came to an end as the Phillies came to Citi Field and beat them 8-4 on a beautiful Memorial Day. Jon Niese, the $25MM man, cannot make it past the sixth inning. He gets pulled after five innings, plus two batters in the sixth. Four runs on two hits, a homerun, five walks, and striking out seven on 115 pitches. Those are Oliver Perez numbers he’s throwing out there. A [...]
Yesterday, the Mets made the Padres look like they were a powerhouse contending team after an embarrassing 11-5 loss. Luckily the real Padres showed up tonight and the Mets had their bats swinging, Gee dominating, and Citi Field was rocking. Dillon Gee now has back-to-back good starts since losing his goatee. He was dominant on the mound mixing up his pitches, getting the called third strike on multiple pitches. He has been using more of [...]
A parent recently told me an inspiring story of sportsmanship, from a Flagler Police Athletic League playoff game. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, in the 10-and-under minors division semifinals Wednesday night, at the Flagler County Fairgrounds. The game between the Tigers (coached by Rick Torres) and the Royals (coached by Jay Pigninelli) was tied, 2-2. With two outs and a runner on first, the Royals batter hit a ground ball to the [...]
The Mets have had terrible luck in the White North of Canada against the Blue Jays. Luckily with David Wright back, they were able to put some runs on the board. After two short starts from Jon Niese and Miguel Batista, we were able to find a starter that could at least reach the seventh inning. Dillon Gee had a nice start that was exactly what the Mets needed. Allowing three runs on five hits, [...]
Recap: The ink on his contract has dried, his Rangers jersey is packed away, but Jon Niese was not smiling tonight. He had a few good pitches, but the Blue Jays were just absolutely dominant tonight. Niese’s Achilles heel has always been the long ball, and the Jays had that going for them. Niese allowed a career high four homeruns in the first three innings and two came from the same guy. Three innings, eight [...]
Recap He came up to the mound, everyone doubting him and he shocked the world. Miguel Batista was on fire tonight! He dominated the Brewers tonight and lasted longer than most of our starters do. Going seven strong innings, only allowing four hits, one walk, striking out five and at one point set down 12 of 13 batters he faced. He impressed me and impressed everyone. He’ll earn himself one more start. He walks away [...]
Not even two months into the season, the Mets have played better then many have expected them to. At 19-14, the Mets are now one and a half games behind the first place Washington Nationals. From Nieuwenhuis to Duda, the team has been lead by a young bunch. Though David Wright has had a rough first three seasons at Citi Field, he has seemed to have found the stroke that once made him a fixture [...]
Recap The roof opened up on the new Marlins Stadium just in time for our lovable Mets to see it’s lights, fish tanks, and once again those ugly Marlins jerseys. On this historical night – the Mets’ eight-thousandth regular season game – the Amazins were still looking to get that glaring no no-hitter monkey off their back. Johan Santana continues to be the Santana of old. The Mets ace was dominant going six innings and [...]
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