Finishing up the nine-game road trip and being the last time the Amazin’s will have to use the designated hitter (until of course the world series ), the Mets hit early and often despite a bad start by Johan Santana and an iffy ninth to complete the sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 9-6. Johan Santana was on the hill to get the sweep for New York, going toe-to-toe with 2011 [...]
The Amazins’ bounce-back and take advantage of their chances in a 11-2 victory of the Rays. Summary We needed this, we really did. This had bounce-back win written all over it, and with the way the ball was hit tonight, it was probably tattooed on the ball. A certain Chris Young equaled exactly half of his work from last year, by making his second start, on route to his first win of this season.(Jokes aside, [...]
Well, that was a sobering series, wasn’t it? For only the second time in Subway Series history, the Mets were swept by the the Yankees in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx after a brutal 5-4 loss that came after the Mets squandered a three-run lead. Jon Niese started today and delivered a solid outing that was worthy of a win. Niese tossed seven solid innings and allowed no earned runs while notching six strikeouts. For the most part [...]
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 [...]
Recap: As has come to be expected of R.A. Dickey as of late, he once again threw up goose eggs and is now within spitting distance of Jerry Koosman’s Mets franchise record of 31 2/3 consecutive shutout innings in a season. Dickey picked up right where he left off coming off his shutout this past Saturday, putting together a 1-2-3 inning in the first with two punchouts. His knuckleball danced as he wheeled and dealed [...]
Chris Young looked good in his first start since May of 2011, but a comedy of errors lead to a thrilling game that was decided in the twelfth in the Mets 7-6 loss. Game Recap Chris Young coming back to the Mets in his first start in over a year pitched admirably, going five innings while giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Young consistently coaxed weak contact, and [...]
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 [...]
Recap: If these past three days have not been enough to convince every last nay-sayer out there that this team is for real, then I don’t know what possibly will. Continuing the theme of sharp play, red hot offense and of course unfathomable pitching, the Mets took the third game of this four-game set 6-1. Following Santana’s no-no and Dickey’s shutout, Jon Niese looked to keep the theme of “mythical” starting pitching going and that [...]
How do you follow a no-hitter? With the next best thing – a complete game shutout by R.A. Dickey. Summary Oh man, is it good to be a Mets fan right now or what? Dickey had one hell of a task this afternoon – he had to follow the single best pitching performance in Mets history against a pretty good Cardinal team led by our ex-CFer, Carlos Beltran. He jokingly said in the post-game interviews [...]
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 [...]
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