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Posts tagged "Johan Santana"

Eight was the magic number for the Mets last night:

8 Runs

8 Hits

8 = 1+3+4 Pitches (Johan’s pitch count was 134)

#8 Jersey on the fan that ran on the field

You have to feel that Gary Carter was watching from above. He would have loved to see this.

Final Mets bit: NoNoHitters.com, a site dedicated to Mets clean sheet futility, has finally become obsolete. Waiting for that counter to turn to zero for the first time.

Mike Baxter’s amazing warning track grab to save Johan Santana’s no-hitter.

Baxter is day-to-day with a shoulder bruise.

Johan Santana throws a no-hitter for the New York Mets. Howie Rose, the voice of the Mets since 1995, has the call. Via MetsPolice.com

Here’s SNY’s Gary Cohen, the Mets announcer who has been with the team since 1989 on both Radio and TV, calling the final out of Johan Santana’s no-hitter.

(Full disclosure: I’m a huge Mets fan who grew up with teams whose headlining pitcher was Rick Reed, so expect me to go a little overboard on Mets stuff this morning).

Today’s Newsday (Long Island) Cover

baseballsdeep:

Congratulations Johan, but…

… the third base umpire Adrian Johnson in tonight’s Cardinals-Mets game, in which Johan Santana was credited with the first no-hitter in Mets history, gets an assist. With no outs in the top of the 6th inning, Johnson incorrectly ruled this line drive off the bat of Carlos Beltran down the third base line foul.

In the words of John McEnroe, “You have got to be kidding me!… Chalk flew up! That ball was in!”

GIF from CBSsports.com article, “The no-hitter that wasn’t” by Dayn Perry.

How does an umpire miss this? A ball mark ON the foul line is clearly visible. The error is forgivable but escalating into an argument with Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo and then manager Matt Matheny is not.

Still a tremendous effort by Johan Santana. There is a little bit of luck involved in every no-hitter. Case in point - this great catch by left fielder Brian Baxter to preserve the no-no.

mightyflynn:

Documentation

Citi Field - June 1, 2012

Photo by @cmonterosso

On Tuesday, Johan Santana threw two scoreless innings without his shoulder exploding! The one bit of good news in a Mets week that has included David Wright’s ribcage injury, Ike Davis’ valley fever, The Wilpons’ $86M debacle, and Ronny Cedeño’s still-present roster spot.