Tag: Johan Santana

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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Mets Pound Big Unit, Beat Giants 9-6

An article by posted on May 17, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary It was supposed to be the classic pitchers duel, Randy Johnson versus Johan Santana, but it ended up being anything but. Neither Johnson or Santana brought their “A” games, but in the end it was Santana who came out on top and the Mets who outlasted the Giants 9-6 and won their third […]

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Johan, Intensity and Non Support

An article by posted on May 12, 2009 0 Comments

You can’t win ‘em all, it has been said, but last night’s defeat did sting a tad. For one, the Mets continue to squander sterling Johan Santana performances. He should hire a lawyer and sue the hitters for non-support. Why do the bats take a respite every time the fiery lefty storms the hill? The […]

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Shock, Outrage and Frustration

An article by posted on May 12, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel was asked a great question during the post game presser. “Will your team come to regret these Johan Santana losses in September?” “There will probably come a time,” Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. “There will probably come a point where you’ll think, ‘Wow, we missed a lot of opportunities with Johan.’” Ya think??? […]

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I Got Two Big Problems With This Loss

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

1. Why did he take out Johan Santana when he was the only pitcher best equipped to get out of that inning? I don’t care if Johan Santana had already thrown over 100 pitches. The guy is a warrior and wanted to stay in the game. Plus even if he was a little winded, 80% […]

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Is Johan Santana Besting 1969 Tom Seaver?

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan who the greatest pitcher in franchise history is, and without hesitation they’ll say Tom Seaver. Ask that same fan what season was Seaver’s greatest and most likely they’ll say it was 1969 when he compiled a 25-7 record while leading the Mets to their first World Series title. After being treated […]

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Santana Shuts Down Phillies, Mets Win 1-0

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary In yet another spectacular performance, Johan Santana dazzled a packed house at Citi Field by combining with Pedro Feliciano and Francisco Rodriguez on a 3 hit shutout of the Phillies on Wednesday night. It was a classic pitchers duel with the lone run being scored by Carlos Delgado thanks to a throwing error by […]

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Johan Santana Wins Pitcher of the Month

An article by posted on May 5, 2009 0 Comments

According to a press release by the New York Mets, left-hander Johan Santana has been elected National League Pitcher of the Month for April after going 3-1 with an ERA of 1.10 in the season’s opening month. Santana was the portrait of consistency in five starts, never allowing more than two runs and always striking […]

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