Tag: Johan Santana

Uh-Oh

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

I was thinking last night as the Mets had a comfortable three-run lead, that maybe, just maybe they have turned a corner and that I can write something positive today. But in the back of my mind I was thinking that a 3-run lead with a (let’s face it) still-shaky bullpen was not going to hold up against the Marlins.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Johan

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

Once in a while, I have those days where in my gut I know that the Mets are going to lose. Once every fifth day, I feel really good about the game. With Johan Santana pitching, I know it will be a low-scoring affair (on both sides unfortunately). I think yesterday was the first game […]

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Jo-han, Jo-han, A Pitcher’s Life For Me

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

Amazing. There is no better word to describe Johan Santana. Talk about a stopper – he’s the only guy in the Mets rotation who can win!  (And have a different handshake for every teammate!)  Now I have been following baseball since 1990, and I’ll admit I have never been a fan of pitching. Never gave it […]

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Where Does Dan Murphy Fit In The Long Term?

An article by posted on April 22, 2009 0 Comments

Dan Murphy is a good kid and a hard worker, as Jerry Manuel said yesterday, “He has done everything we have asked of him”. His performance at the plate has been solid and he currently wields a .320 average to go with his team leading 12 runs scored. As a table setter and number two […]

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Mets Notes – Johan, Mighty Pen, Deja Vu, 22-4

An article by posted on April 19, 2009 0 Comments

Random thoughts on the Mets, baseball and global warming… Johan Santana proves that you don’t quibble about prospects when you are getting a proven Major League talent in return. The Twins will be lamenting this trade for years while Mets fans get treated to a pitching gem every time Santana takes the mound. One of […]

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Game Recap: Mets Shutout Brewers 1-0

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

The game started out as a classic pitchers duel with both Johan Santana and Yovani Gallardo missing bats and chalking up the zeros. Both the Brewers and Mets were getting baserunners in the early going, but each team’s ace was in full control on this Saturday afternoon, where there was plenty of sunshine, hot dogs, […]

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Today Falls Under a Win is a Win

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Who saw this one? I didn’t. I live in Chicago. Lucky me, I get the blackout on Saturday afternoons. I spent a chunk of the afternoon hitting refresh. Obviously, the line on Johan speaks for itself. Simply Amazing. Seaver, Gooden, and and Santana. Unequivocally, the greatest three Mets pitchers of all time. What that man […]

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Cool Facts About Johan Santana

An article by posted on April 13, 2009 0 Comments

If you needed any additional evidence of why Johan Santana is the best pitcher in the game on a day in, day out basis, here it is. Johan Santana’s ranks during 2004-09 Victories 87 First ERA 2.75 First Winning percentage .690 First Strikeouts 1,209 First Opposing batting average .213 First Presence, Swagger, Class, Attitude – […]

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One Week Down. Twenty Five To Go

An article by posted on April 12, 2009 0 Comments

The first week of the season has been one of mixed emotions. It has provided us with both sources for optimism as well as reason for concern. Our hitting is off to a good start. Delgado has continued his offensive onslaught from last year, Beltran and Wright are definitely doing their part, Daniel Murphy is […]

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Game Recap: Santana, Mets Fall 2-1 To Marlins

An article by posted on April 12, 2009 0 Comments

Typically, when a pitcher throws seven scoreless innings and allows just three hits and strikes out thirteen batters, he comes out of it with a win. But, that wasn’t the case today for Johan Santana, Sunday’s hard luck loser. The Mets lost a heartbreaker to the Marlins by a score of 2-1. Both Marlins runs […]

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