Tagged: Johan Santana

Postgame: Nationals 3 at Mets 4 (Series Opener)

Last night the Mets beat the Nationals 4-3 at Citi Field.

W- Johan Santana (3-1)
L – Scott Olsen (0-3)
S – Francisco Rodriguez (4)
Box Score/Recap

At the Plate:
  • The Mets had 11 hits.
  • The Mets were 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
On the Mound:
  • Johan went 5 shutout but then gave up a home run to Nick Johnson in the 6th.
    IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    J Santana 6.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 104-78 0.70

  • Bobby Parnell then came in for 2/3 of a inning and Feliciano finished the 7th.
  • J.J. Putz then pitched the 8th scoreless.
  • Franky Rodriguez then came in for the 9th and gave up a 2 run home run but was then able to hold the lead.
  • The bullpen’s line was this: 
    Bullpen IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    R Parnell (H, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 18-13 2.08
    P Feliciano (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5-3 4.50
    J Putz (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-9 3.00
    F Rodriguez (S, 4) 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 22-14 2.70
    Totals 6.0 3 2 2 0 4 1 55-39

My Opinion:
Johan was great. Parnell, Feliciano and Putz all relieved well. Johan had to keep his pitch count lower and get another inning. Franky was wild and not so good. He hadn’t pitched in 6 days so that was a problem.

Player of Game:
Johan Santana for his great day.
Up Next:
Today at 1 PM vs Nats.

Pregame: Nationals at Mets (Series Opener)

Today the Mets (6-9, 4th in NL East, 5 GB) will try to bounce back against the Washington Nationals (3-11, 5th in NL East, 7 GB).

The Lineup:
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Gary Sheffield, RF
Fernando Tatis, LF
Ramon Castro, C
Johan Santana, P

The Pitchers:

Scott Olsen

  • #19 LHP
  • (0-2) 9.00 ERA 10 SO
On Saturday, Olsen was given a five-run cushion after one inning against the Marlins, but he struggled in the top of the second inning, when Ronny Paulino hit a two-run homer. After that, it was smooth sailing. The lefty lasted seven innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits. It was the Nationals’ third straight quality start.

Johan Santana

  • #57 LHP
  • (2-1) 0.46 ERA 27 SO
Santana leads the National League and is second in the Majors with a 0.46 ERA. Still, the Mets ace is 2-1 and has received a total of four runs of offensive support. Saturday’s win was typical Johan — seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts — and the Mets’ one run was enough for the win. Santana has been unstoppable this season and didn’t allow a Brewers batter past first base in his most recent start.

How to Catch It:

Locally:

TV: SNY

Radio: WFAN 660 AM

Español: WADO 1280 AM 

On the Web:

MLB.TV and Gameday Audio

MLB Gameday and ESPN Gamecast

Postgame: Brewers 0 at Mets 1 (Game 2)

Today, the Mets won 1-0 against the Brewers at Citi Field.

W- Johan Santana (2-1)
L – Carlos Villanueva (1-2)
S – Francisco Rodriguez (3)
ESPN Recap:

Box Score:

Milwaukee Brewers
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
R Weeks 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .233
C Hart RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 0 .250
R Braun LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .244
P Fielder 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .189
J Hardy SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .125
M Cameron CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .324
B Hall 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .313
   C Villanueva P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J Kendall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .107
Y Gallardo P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
   C McGehee 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
   a-C Counsell PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Totals 32 0 6 0 0 11 10

Milwaukee Brewers
Pitchers IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Y Gallardo 6.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 103-64 4.58
C Villanueva (L, 1-2) 2.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 25-15 9.00
Totals 8.0 6 1 1 3 7 0 128-79

New York Mets
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
J Reyes SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .304
L Castillo 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .400
D Wright 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .317
C Delgado 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .310
C Beltran CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .310
G Sheffield LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
   J Reed LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
R Church RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .389
R Castro C 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .188
   O Santos PR-C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J Santana P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
   a-A Cora PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   J Putz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   F Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 1 6 1 3 7 17

New York Mets
Pitchers IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
J Santana (W, 2-1) 7.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 102-68 0.46
J Putz (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11-8 1.29
F Rodriguez (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 16-11 0.00
Totals 9.0 6 0 0 0 11 0 129-87

Player of Game:
The Player of Game goes to Johan Santana for pitching 7 shutout innings. Johan leads the MLB in strikeouts with 27.

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Pregame: Brewers at Mets (Game 2)

Today the Mets (5-5, 3rd in NL East) will host the Brewers (3-5, T-5th in NL Central) at 1:10 at Citi Field.

The Lineup:
#7 – Jose Reyes – SS
#1 – Luis Castillo – 2B
#5 – David Wright – 3B
#21-Carlos Delgado – 1B
#15-Carlos Beltran – CF
#10-Gary Sheffield – LF
#19-Ryan Church – RF
#11-Ramon Casto – C
#57-Johan Santana – LHP
The Pitchers:
      
   Yovani             Johan
  Gallardo           Santana
     1-1                   1-1
 6.94 ERA         0.71 ERA

What to Look for:
  • Day after Gary Sheffield hits #500.
  • Luis Castillo is batting 2nd.
  • If Mets can give Johan some offense.
  • Gary Sheffield playing right field.
  • If Ramon Castro playing day game after night game will make him injure himself.

How to Catch It:

Locally:

TV: SNY

Radio: WFAN 660 AM

Español: WADO 1280 AM 

On the Web:

MLB.TV and Gameday Audio

MLB Gameday and ESPN Gamecast

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Daily Scouting Report: Jackie Robinson

In today’s Daily Scouting Report, I will talk about what it would be like if Jackie Robinson was still alive.

  1. He would be 90.
  2. Most likely, Major League Baseball would not have retired his number on every team.
  3. Most likely, Citi Field doesn’t have a Jackie Robinson Rotunda,
  4. He would be harassed by the media today.
but what would have happened if he never existed.

  1. African Americans probably wouldn’t play in any sport which would make basketball very different.
  2. Hispanics might not be allowed in the MLB which would mean that:
  • No Jose Reyes
  • No Johan Santana
  • No Franky Rodriguez
  • No Carlos Delgado
  • No Oliver Perez (who I still trust)
  • No Livan Hernandez
  • No Carlos Beltran
  • No Gary Sheffield

Pregame: Mets at Marlins (Rubber Game)

Today the Mets (3-2, 3rd in NL East) will visit the Marlins (4-1, T-1st in NL East) today at Dolphin Stadium at 1:10 PM.

The Lineup:
#7   Jose Reyes, SS
#28 Daniel Murphy, LF
#5   David Wright, 3B
#21 Carlos Delgado, 1B
#15 Carlos Beltran, CF
#19 Ryan Church, RF
#11 Ramon Castro, C
#1   Luis Castillo, 2B
#57 Johan Santana, P
The Pitchers:
Mets: 
LHP Johan Santana
1-0 1.59
Marlins:
RHP Josh Johnson
1-0 0.00

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Postgame: Mets 2 at Reds 1 (Opening Day)

Today in Cincinnati, the Mets beat the Reds 2-1.

W – Johan Santana (1-0)
L – Aaron Harang (0-1)
S – Francisco Rodrigez (1)
Box Score/Recap
Presented from ESPN.
At the Plate:
  • Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and then later drove in the 2nd run.
  • Ryan Church was 2 for 4 with a stolen base.
  • Carlos Delgado was 2 for 4 with a walk.
  • As a team the mets left 12 men on base. (not good)
On the Rubber:
  • Johan Santana went 5 2/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, struck out 7 but walked 4. He was removed after throwing 99 pitches.
  • Sean Green relived Johan and threw a perfect 1 1/3 innings.
  • J.J. Putz then pitched the 8th. He walked 11 and struck out 1.
  • K-Rod (but would like to be called Franky Rodrigez) pitched a perfect 9th, striking out 1 and earning his first save.
My Thoughts:
They won. That is the important thing. Johan walked too many but hopefully he will rebound. The team left wayyyyyyy too many runners on base.

Player of Game:
I am going to give the player of game to Daniel Murphy.
Up Next:
The Mets are off tomorrow and will play the Reds again on Wednesday with Pelfrey on the mound.