Each and every game in Mets history had one thing in common. Whether it was to lead off the game, the 5th inning, or with 2 outs in the 9th, the opposing team always found a way to muster up a base hit off Mets pitching. 8019 games later, that is no longer true. Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets history.
All through spring training, and up to today experts have been saying, “He’s washed up” “He’s not healthy” “He isn’t the same pitcher he used to be” We shouldn’t be hearing those voices anymore. This man is a bulldog topping a career high with 130 and I think he would have killed Terry Collins if he had tried to take him out of the game. One thing people aren’t talking about is that this is his second consecutive shutout. Simply dominant.
Johan could not do this alone, however, he had help from his bats and Mike Baxter. Johan usually gets no run support and tonight he got 8 runs, that made it easier on him, and on Terry Collins. Second, Mike Baxter sacrificed himself, his shoulder, and potentially his season to make the catch for Johan and that is absolutely incredible.
Every Mets fan felt the same way that I did, we all thought this wouldn’t happen. But it did and I could not be more excited. This must be what it feels like to watch them win a world championship. Unbelievable. Congrats Johan! Lets go Mets!
If you don’t know the news of Osama bin Laden by now, well how can you not have? It is everywhere. Osama bin Laden is dead. U.S navy seals shot in Pakistan. President Obama announced the news at 11:30 last night, and in my opinion did a flawless job with the entire operation. Now here is the thing, the Mets and Phillies was the only game that night during the time the news about Osama. The crowds were chanting U-S-A and the players did not know until deep into this 14 inning game. The crowds united and no body cared about what was going on in the game. We were one family of Americans being joyful of the death of a terrorist who mass murdered thousands of people. To me, the Mets were going to win this game no matter what. Sort of like the feeling on September 21, 2001 when Piazza hit the game winning homer. Honestly, I did not care who won this game. I actually did not watch the game while waiting for Obama’s speech. No body was. It was just a joyful night all around the US. The Phillies fans actually did something right that night. Anyways here are some stats and regular post game numbers, the opinion was just first today.
Ronny Paulino got 5 hits including the game winning double.
Chris Young went 7 innings and allowed just 2 hits to the Phillies. He seems to pitch very well against them.