Tag: Johan Santana

Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

An article by posted on 19/01/2017 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

The 2017 Hall of Fame class was one for the ages. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez will all be getting well-deserved plaques in Cooperstown after a star-studded MLB career. As stacked as this year’s class was, the 2018 class may have even more stars than the last ballot– or any, for that matter. First-time nominees […]

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11 Best Mets Who Didn’t Play in the Postseason

An article by posted on 10/01/2017 0 Comments
11 Best Mets Who Didn’t Play in the Postseason

Think of any of the Mets’ all-time great players. Chances are you probably thought of someone like Tom Seaver, Darryl Strawberry, David Wright or maybe one of the team’s current young aces. All of these players– and pretty much anyone typically considered to be in the Mets’ pantheon of greats– played in the postseason. But […]

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Is It Time To Focus On ’17 Regarding Matz & Syndergaard?

An article by posted on 12/08/2016 0 Comments
Is It Time To Focus On ’17 Regarding Matz & Syndergaard?

When Johan Santana was a Met, fans got used to the seasonal-Santana-September shutdown. While fans have to hope it isn’t seasonal, it’s time to stop thinking about how many games back the Mets are in the standings, and to start thinking about shutting down arms like Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. Both pitchers have reportedly […]

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Who Will the Next Mets Hall of Famer Be?

An article by posted on 26/07/2016 0 Comments
Who Will the Next Mets Hall of Famer Be?

When Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, he became the 14th ex-Met to gain enshrinement into Cooperstown– and only the second player to go in orange and blue. The Mets have seen an alumnus inducted in each of the last three seasons; first with Tom Glavine in 2014 and then with […]

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June 1, 2012: Remembering Johan Santana’s No-Hitter

An article by posted on 01/06/2016 0 Comments
June 1, 2012: Remembering Johan Santana’s No-Hitter

Johan Santana took the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals four years ago today on June 1, 2012 and tossed one of the most memorable games in New York Mets history. It was a beautiful Friday night, and as a Mets fan, before every game you always think to yourself: “Maybe tonight will be the […]

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This Date In Mets History: Qualls Breaks Up Seaver’s Perfect Game

An article by posted on 09/07/2015 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Qualls Breaks Up Seaver’s Perfect Game

On this date in 1969, Chicago Cubs outfielder Jimmy Qualls  hit a clean sinking single into left-center with one out in the ninth inning to break up a perfect game by Tom Seaver. The scene of the crime was a packed Shea Stadium and a dejected Seaver had to settle for a one-hit, 4-0 shutout. […]

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This Date In Mets History: Johan Santana Tosses A No-Hitter

An article by posted on 01/06/2015 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Johan Santana Tosses A No-Hitter

Johan Santana took the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals three years ago today on June 1, 2012 and tossed one of the most memorable games in New York Mets history. It was a beautiful Friday night, and as a Mets fan, before every game you always think to yourself: “Maybe tonight will be the […]

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Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

An article by posted on 14/11/2014 0 Comments
Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

Titanic is one of Hollywood’s most successful films. Winner of an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, the James Cameron blockbuster ran 3 hours 14 minutes. The Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves won 7 Academy Awards and was exactly 3 hours. The most frequently quoted movie of the last 20 years is Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s masterpiece […]

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MMO Flashback: Matt Harvey Was Not The Hero We Deserved, But The One We Needed

An article by posted on 04/11/2014 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Matt Harvey Was Not The Hero We Deserved, But The One We Needed

It feels like an eternity since we last saw Matt Harvey standing on a mound and menacing opposing batters with his array of lethal offerings. Every five days when our young ace took his turn in the rotation, it was treated as an event that couldn’t be missed and aptly called “Harvey Day.” As we […]

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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on 01/06/2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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