Tag: Johan Santana

Someone Please Shut Rick Peterson Up

An article by posted on June 17, 2009 0 Comments

A pissed off Johan Santana shot back at rumors started by former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson for saying Santana’s surgically repaired left knee is the reason. “How did he know that my knee hurts?” Santana said before the Mets played the Orioles. “That’s the question that I have. You guys tell me how did he […]

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So What’s The Deal With Johan Santana?

An article by posted on June 15, 2009 0 Comments

It’s been a steady decline in performance for Johan Santana recently. It’s a decline that began on May 16th and culminated in an all time low point in his career on Sunday against the Yankees. Santana’s velocity has now dropped to 89 MPH on his fastball, which makes his usual lethal changeup a lot less […]

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WARNING! WARNING! Johan Santana Raising Concerns

An article by posted on June 14, 2009 0 Comments

After a dominating start to the season which saw Johan Santana leading the league in several different pitching categories including ERA and strikeouts, it’s been a tremendous struggle since mid May and it may be time to start worrying. Johan Santana isn’t just struggling, his velocity has been decreasing and he barely got over 90 MPH […]

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Who’s Da Man? Johan’s Da Man!

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

I’ll make it short and sweet. First of all, no matter what anyone says, Johan did not show up Jerry Manuel. He is the ace -  a veteran - and a little rebuttal against your manager is okay once in a while. He has earned it. As long as it’s conducted professionally and repectfully, which it certainly was. Secondly, it was […]

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Starting Off a Critical Stretch the Right Way

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

Okay, I wasn’t at Citi Field last night, but I could feel the energy in the park all the way from New York to Nashville. It was a playoff game in June, and the Mets continued their dominance of Philly when they absolutely had to have a win against them.

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Santana Was Feisty Last Night, And I Loved It!

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

Johan Santana was absolutely brilliant last night… no not on the mound, but at the plate. His RBI double in the sixth inning proved to be the difference maker as the Mets topped the Phillies 6-5. On the mound it was a totally  different story as Santana served up four homers, but on this damp […]

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Mets End Their Homerun Drought And Win 6-5

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Wow, one of the best games of the year! The Mets were able to ride high on the strength of three homeruns and Santana’s seven innings pitched to win game one against the Phils 6-5. Pitching Johan Santana had a decent start only giving up one hit through the first three innings. He had trouble […]

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Fantasy Focus: Meet the Mets – Johan Santana

An article by posted on June 4, 2009 0 Comments

Let’s kick off the first of our Fantasy Focus columns with some discussion of our beloved Mets.  We’ll take an in depth look at their fantasy performance – which refers specifically to the following categories found in a ‘typical’ fantasy baseball league – Batting Average, Runs, HR, RBI, SB for hitters and Wins, Saves, ERA, […]

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Has PNC Park Become The New Turner Field?

An article by posted on June 4, 2009 0 Comments

For many years while the Atlanta Braves had a chokehold on the rest of the National League East, Turner Field was a veritable house of horrors for the New York Mets.  Since it opened in 1997, the Mets are 34-66 at Turner Field and have had numerous crushing defeats, including some of the season-ending variety […]

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Wanna Know How Good Santana Is?

An article by posted on May 23, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets defense keeps finding themselves in all sorts of predicaments when Santana is on the mound. Seven unearned runs as a result of 11 errors behind Johan. Usually you rely a team’s defense to bail the pitcher out of a jam. In Santana’s case, it’s the pitcher who bails his team out of their jams. That’s how […]

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