Tag: Johan Santana

Mets Move Up To Number Three In Power Rankings

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

In this weeks Power Rankings on AOL Sports, the Mets moved up two spots to number three. The Rays dropped from the top spot all the way to 4th place and the Braves are moving up the charts quickly. How long before the Mets get to the inevitable number one spot? I say May 1st!  […]

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Act Two: Big Pelf Takes Center Stage

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The jubilation of the Mets Opening Day win becomes somewhat tempered tonight, when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds. The certainty and confidence we feel whenever it’s Johan Santana’s turn in the rotation is very comforting to say the least. Dayne Perry of ESPN, wrote today that Johan Santana needs to get […]

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Opening Day Highlight Reel

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets bullpen is the talk of the town after yesterdays opening day performance. They were also the opening story on ESPN’s Baseball tonight and MLB Network’s MLB Tonight. I can definitely get used to more of this! Was it just me or did Ryan Church look extremely motivated yesterday? I mean extremely motivated! The […]

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Game Recap: Mets 2 – Reds 1

An article by posted on April 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets opened a new season with a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds today in a rain soaked Great American Ballpark. Johan Santana who started the game got in trouble a couple of times, but for the most part delivered a solid performance today.  He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed just a run on […]

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Will The Mets Make It 31-17?

An article by posted on April 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have have a stellar 30-17 record in Opening Days in their 47 year history. Eleven of those wins came from Hall of Famer Tom “The Franchise” Seaver. What a stud! And let’s not forget Doctor K, Dwight Gooden, who won eight Opening Day contests himself. Maybe his nephew Gary Sheffield will help the […]

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Opening Day Brings Out The Kid In Us

An article by posted on April 5, 2009 0 Comments

Waking up on opening day of the baseball season has a similar feel for grown-ups as Christmas morning does for kids.  We greatly anticipate that first pitch, akin to a child rushing to tear open the presents.   We can’t wait to see if this particular year includes something we always wanted a World Championship […]

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Jerry Manuel Sets Rotation For Reds/Marlins Series

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel has set the starting rotation for the first week of the season. April 6 at Reds: Johan Santana vs. RHP Aaron Harang April 8 at Reds: Mike Pelfrey vs. RHP Edison Volquez April 9 at Reds: Oliver Perez vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo The Pelfrey/Volquez game should be an interesting matchup and will be a […]

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Mets Name Livan Hernandez Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 30, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel has officially named pitcher Livan Hernandez as the fifth starter for the Mets. The news was announced moments ago on SNY’s Daily News Live. On Friday, Manuel hesitated and refused to say whether Livan had won the job, but based on many factors Hernandez it was obvious that Hernandez had done enough to […]

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Will The Real Mike Pelfrey Please Stand Up

An article by posted on March 25, 2009

So here we are just 12 days away from Opening Day and despite my optimism, enthusiasm and excitement, I can’t shake these starting rotation jitters. Until I actually see John Maine pitch like his former self, I must admit I’m beginning to worry about him. And the thing of it is, that the old standby […]

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Thursday Mets Intelligence Briefing

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

A new daily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Affairs Now that the Dominican Republic has been eliminated from the WBC, shortstop Jose Reyes and left fielder Fernando Tatis are flying back to St. Lucie and will be in […]

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