Mets avoid the sweep in Atlanta as they get a 4-2 win over the Braves. Santana pitched well until he had to be pulled with an injury. Bullpen held it together with Takahashi getting the save. Wright led the offense with two hits and a homerun. Game Summary Johan Santana was finally able to stop his first inning woes that have been plaguing him lately but would give up a homerun to McCann in the [...]
What a sleeper… The lifeless Mets were no match for the resurgent Astros who beat the Mets by the score of 4-1 in the second game of their weekend series at Citi Field. Game Notes Johan Santana was trying to become the first Mets starter to hurl four straight complete games since 1988, but it was very apparent early on that Johan wasn’t going to make it to the ninth… or the eight… Usually it’s [...]
Despite the Mets 63-62 record, numerous team problems, mismanagement and an overall inability to win on the road, 2010 has been a great season for the Mets from a different point of view. I’ll avoid the sappy introduction filled with highlights and recaps of moments when they succeeded and just get into the observations: 1. The Mets apparently have a farm system…with skilled players This may come as a shock to people, but this year [...]
I just read a new post from Ted Berg on his blog Ted Quarters. Basically Ted says that he cares more about Johan Santana being right than Santana’s wins and losses. All I know is that, in a season when the Mets’ wins and losses don’t really matter a hell of a lot anymore, I care a lot more about seeing Santana right, striking out lots of batters and dominating opponents, than I do about his [...]
The Mets do not complete the sweep as the bats were not hitting today. Pirates win 2-1 despite Santana’s complete game effort. Game Summary Johan Santana was on fire during the early goings of the game. He struck out the side in order in the first inning and didn’t give up a hit until the fifth inning. Santana had his changeup on point today, matching it with his 90-91 MPH fastball. Santana now has had [...]
Johan Santana was good today, but a late home run by new Met-Killer Hunter Pence and the Mets lost the game, 4-3. Game Notes Johan Santana was great tonight, going the full eight innings, giving up four runs on nine hits with one walk and seven k’s. That stat line doesn’t tell the whole story for Johan, as four of those hits were given up in the first inning. After the first inning, Johan settled [...]
The Mets took the rubber game of the series with a 4-0 win over the Rockies thanks to the likes of Johan Santana. Santana pitched a complete game shutout and kept the relievers in the bullpen. Reyes and Beltran both had a multiple game. The Mets get back to .500 on the season. Game Summary Johan Santana pitched an absolute gem today. If you missed it, I really hope you recorded it because this was [...]
The Mets take game two against the Phillies in a tight 1-0 win. Johan Santana had a great start not giving up any runs, and not allowing a hit for the first five and two-third innings. Frankie Rodriguez pitched five outs to get his twenty fourth save and win it for the Mets. Jeff Francoeur supplied the only Mets run in the seventh with a solo homerun. This the Mets first nine innings 1-0 win [...]
Almost as predictable as the Mets falling short in the wins column these days is the projected fall-out that occurs after each loss. Every beat writer or sports news outlet is trying to find the scapegoat. I find that laughable, since I believe Jerry Manuel, Howard Johnson or Omar Minaya are symptoms of a larger problem. I can’t believe that letting any of those guys go will help in the short or long term, except [...]
Mets start their six game road trip against two division rivals with a 4-1 loss against the Braves. The Mets just seemed to give up during the game, with the exception of Santana who got better as the game went on. There was, once again, no offense to help Santana who had a decent outing despite a rough first inning. The defense just seemed like they couldn’t bother to give it their best either. Many [...]
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