Tag: Johan Santana

Why Is Johan Exempt From Criticism?

An article by posted on June 29, 2010 0 Comments

Johan Santana is not having a great year so far.  Santana is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.55.  It’s obvious that the great Santana is on a decline.  Santana’s K/9 ratio is at a career low.  Even more alarming Santana’s contact ratio is at a career high!  His average velocity is also at a career […]

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Time For Johan And Beltran To Put Up

An article by posted on June 27, 2010 0 Comments

Just one look to the right and you can see just how far the Mets have come in the past 30 days. Or if you don’t feel like stretching your neck a little, here you go: The Mets, if nothing else, have surprised many a fan with many contributions coming from those we least expected […]

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I Hate To Bring This Up, But…..

An article by posted on June 23, 2010 0 Comments

This is one of those posts that may incite a riot, but I’ll knock wood, and cross my fingers and toes when I say what I have to say…..that the Mets have had no serious injuries yet this season to key players.  We won’t count Carlos Beltran, who had surgery back in January, or Jose […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 11)

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets looked strong once again last week but lost the last two games of their road trip to the Yankees, posting a 7-2 road trip overall. Santana got victimized by a Grand Slam (again!) and that made the start look a lot worse than it probably was. Beltran’s rehabbing, Mejia’s in AA, and Parnell […]

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First-Half and Second-Half Santana: Myth or Reality?

An article by posted on June 22, 2010 0 Comments

I’m sure like most of you, I was tickled orange-and-blue when Johan Santana was traded to the New York Mets in the offseason leading to the 2008 season.  I have a few friends who were from Minnesota who did warn me, however, that Santana takes a while to “warm up” during the season.  Expect a […]

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Wright and Co. Run Wild As Mets Edge Indians 7-6

An article by posted on June 16, 2010 0 Comments

After his 2nd straight outing allowing 4 runs, the Mets offense picked up Johan Santana and won their 4th straight on the road from the Indians, 7-6. Game Recap Johan Santana went out today, and although not dominant, he controlled his damage to primarily the 2nd inning. Johan allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with […]

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Why The Mets Are The Hottest Team In NL

An article by posted on June 13, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are picking up steam and most importantly, they are doing it on the road. Although they remained in second place, 1.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves after last nights win, they have won eight out of their last ten games and are currently the hottest team in the National League. Ironically, both losses […]

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Even I’m Starting To Believe

An article by posted on June 9, 2010 0 Comments

Most of you who read my words on here each week know that I have a healthy dose of skepticism and cynicism when it comes to these Mets.  But while I’m not about to start sending “Ya gotta believe!” messages like one of my buddies does even when the Mets lose a bunch of games […]

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Johan Santana: He Coulda Been A Contender…

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

  Everybody has a breaking point, and even though Johan Santana has not reached his, I’m thinking that a couple of more devastating losses like last night, and Johan will be singing a different tune. After the game, Santana may have revealed his frustration with the bullpen when he made this comment, “I can only […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 8)

An article by posted on June 1, 2010 0 Comments

I don’t get it. Jerry Manuel may be a bad manager, Oliver Perez may be an idiot, and Johan Santana may be really good, but nobody can explain to me why the Mets bite on the road and are dominant at home. The Mets had a wonderful shutout streak going that went to 35 IP, […]

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