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Cool Facts About Johan Santana

An article by posted on April 13, 2009 0 Comments

If you needed any additional evidence of why Johan Santana is the best pitcher in the game on a day in, day out basis, here it is. Johan Santana’s ranks during 2004-09 Victories 87 First ERA 2.75 First Winning percentage .690 First Strikeouts 1,209 First Opposing batting average .213 First Presence, Swagger, Class, Attitude – […]

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One Week Down. Twenty Five To Go

An article by posted on April 12, 2009 0 Comments

The first week of the season has been one of mixed emotions. It has provided us with both sources for optimism as well as reason for concern. Our hitting is off to a good start. Delgado has continued his offensive onslaught from last year, Beltran and Wright are definitely doing their part, Daniel Murphy is […]

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Game Recap: Santana, Mets Fall 2-1 To Marlins

An article by posted on April 12, 2009 0 Comments

Typically, when a pitcher throws seven scoreless innings and allows just three hits and strikes out thirteen batters, he comes out of it with a win. But, that wasn’t the case today for Johan Santana, Sunday’s hard luck loser. The Mets lost a heartbreaker to the Marlins by a score of 2-1. Both Marlins runs […]

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Is Santana Jinxed?

An article by posted on April 12, 2009 0 Comments

Okay, it’s a silly question, but it just seems he can never catch a break. We all know that a combination of an incredible error and absolutely no bat support did him in once again. How many times did we watch this scenario unfold in 2008! Admittedly, Josh Johnson is becoming Public Enemy #1 as […]

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Livan Hernandez Pitches In

An article by posted on April 12, 2009 0 Comments

One of baseballs greatest charms is how unpredictable it can be at times. We spent an entire off season arguing and debating who out fifth starter would be. When Livan Hernandez was finally tabbed for the job, I’m sure that many of us weren’t entirely thrilled, but as Mets fans we accepted it just the […]

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Book Review: The Complete Game – Win A Free Copy

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments
Book Review: The Complete Game – Win A Free Copy

Every year more than dozen new baseball books hit the shelf at this time of the year. If you only have time to read one, then let me suggest Ron Darling’s new book entitled “The Complete Game”. The book is a wonderful look into the life of a major league pitcher. Darling includes his own […]

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Two Very Disturbing Trends

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments

Does four games provide you with enough data to start spotting trends? Probably not, but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are two very disturbing  trends… Pitchers Not Going Deep 1. Johan Santana - 5.2 innings pitched 2, Mike Pelfrey – 5.0 innings pitched 3. Oliver Perez – 4.1 innings pitched 4. John Maine – 5.0 […]

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Bullpen Not At Fault

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments

After watching the game last night against the Florida Marlins one could say that the ending was a 2008 re-run.  John Maine pitched 5.0 innings, allowing 2 hits, both of which were solo home-runs.  He didn’t walk anyone and pitched a total of 83 pitches.  After Maine left the 5th inning Bobby Parnell and Sean […]

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Game Recap: Marlins 5 – Mets 4

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

The 4-0 Marlins beat the Mets 5-4 with a walk off hit in the ninth inning by Jorge Cantu off reliever Darren O’Day. You’re not going to win many games when you leave 14 runners on base, and that’s exactly what the Mets did. Maine started and other than letting up two solo homers to […]

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How ‘Bout Those Mets?

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

You know, a friend of mine once told me that I was the only person who actually answered that question when she asked it to try to change the subject of a conversation. She couldn’t believe she found such an avid Mets fan who took her literally! I laugh every time I think about that. […]

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