Posts Tagged ‘Johan Santana’

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Boiling Point

June 3, 2010

 

Johan Santana has been dominant once again this season, with an ERA of 1.29 in his last five starts and an ERA of 2.75 for the season.  If you dig deeper into the numbers, and take out the one inning in which he let up nine runs to the Phillies who were illegally stealing signs, his ERA dips down a full run to 1.75 on the year.  However, the lefty has just four wins on the season, and Wednesday afternoon against the Padres was another wasted Johan Santana effort for the Mets.  While most players would love the opportunity to play in New York, one has to begin wondering whether Santana secretly wishes he could exile himself from the city and the organization.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Back to reality? Thoughts on the Mets-Phillies series

May 3, 2010

Santana had the worst start of his career Sunday night

The Mets lost two of three to the Phillies over the weekend, after completing the best home-stand in franchise history.  A lot can be overlooked while the team is on cruise-control, and slumps, errors, and questionable decision-making can be swept under the rug as long as the team is winning.  The past two days, however, served as a potential warning sign for the Metropolitans moving forward.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Gunnas! Big Pelf and Reyes lead Mets to W

April 21, 2010

Reyes swiped a base and went 4-5

When you combine 19 scoreless innings of stellar pitching with a fiery shortstop beginning to warm up, you can almost guarantee a win. Mike Pelfrey who last pitched for  a save during the 20 inning marathon in St. Louis last Saturday, shut out the Cubs in seven innings of work.

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How to get fired, by Jerry Manuel….Part 2

April 12, 2010

The Mets failed to score a run against Cy-Young favorite Livan Hernandez

A bulls-eye was eventually going to be marked on Jerry Manuel and his job security.  On Sunday, the skipper jump started the process. 

Last week Jerry Manuel began to dig his own grave by erroneously fiddling with the lineup and not using his time wisely in Spring Training.  On Sunday, he practically put the nail in the coffin.  After Johan Santana let up a Grand Slam in the first inning yesterday, and the Mets were not able to muster any runs against Livan “The Great” Hernandez, Manuel said the following: Read the rest of this entry ?

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The New York Dodgers?

April 2, 2010

...not anymore

As fans ventured to Citi Field in 2009, they were met with plenty of photo’s, memorabilia, banners, and statues of…. the Brooklyn Dodgers?  Yes, in case you missed it, the Dodgers had relocated to Queens and the New York Mets were exported to Guam.  Fans were disappointed, some were angry, and complaints rolled in as a beautiful new ball park wasn’t what most expected.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Mets Spring Training Report: Volume 5

March 31, 2010

The light at the end of the tunnel

Any Met fan knows how tough it has been to be 100% supportive of the organization over the last four to five years. Nothing but perennial heartbreak and embarrassment after lofty expectations each year, combined with despicable starting pitching and lack of clutch hitting.  Nevertheless, this spring we saw the emergence of two young studs in Ike Davis and Jenrry Mejia to go along with the continued progression of Fernando Martinez.  Jason Bay is also here, Wright is hitting home runs, and Santana is healthy, and with a bona-fide ace there is hope that the pitching staff and this entire Mets team can be competitive.  Likewise, the re-emergence of Jose Reyes has been a weight off the shoulder for many.

“It’s great to see him back, smiling and just doing Jose,” said David Wright.  “I think everyone was concerned when he had the health issue but now I think spirits are back up.”  Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Mets Spring Training Report: Volume 4

March 23, 2010

Pelfrey gave up 4 homers to the Nationals on Monday

All the discussions this spring about the young minor-leaguers, Reyes’ overactive thyroid, K-Rod’s pink eye, and Jason Bay’s arrival have overshadowed the fact that the 2010 Mets will live and die by the depth of their starting rotation.  Despite a glaring need for a number 2 starter behind Santana, Omar Minaya and the Coupons passed on Lackey, Pineiro, and Marquis and failed to make a trade for a Bronson Arroyo esq starter.  They believe that Big Pelf, Ollie, and Maine will all have bounce-back years and surprise the baseball world.  Read the rest of this entry ?