Entries from Mike's Mets tagged with 'Johan Santana'

Sorry Karl - This time there ARE words - EMOTIONAL and ECSTASY

Editor's Note: This post was written by MetsFanSZ. Please direct any comments or feedback to him. - Mike S. Met fans of our age, mine, Mike's, NostraDennis, and probably Gary Cohen, have many words that go with the occasion of...

Make Up Your Minds, Please

All spring and into the early part of the season I've been reading over and over again about how the Mets needed to sell off their veteran assets to stock up their farm system. The Post's Joel Sherman has been...

You May Ask Yourself, Well, How Did I Get Here?

Last night, I had a dream. I had an awesome dream. The Mets were in first place, and a Mets pitcher not named Santana was leading all of baseball in ERA. This despite the fact that, as a team, they...

Game 6: Evoking Memories of 2009

Nationals 5 - Mets 2 I'm not trying to do a ton of game analysis this season. I try to get something with some thoughts on each game, but my work schedule doesn't allow me to post after games in...

Johan Santana 2010 Season Stats

Updated Monday, April 12, 2010 Johan Santana (1-1) DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 4/5FLA61145201.501.00WW 4/11WAS55553319.001.60LL April   (2 Games)116698514.911.271-11-1 Season   (2 Games)116698514.911.271-11-1 Month By Month MonthStartsIP/StartH/9K/9BB/9HR/9ERAAVGOBPSLG April25.57.46.54.10.84.91.231.318.410 Season25.57.46.54.10.84.91.231.318.410 About Mike: I was the original writer on this web site, actually its only...

Season Preview: Starting Pitching

Before I get into the meat of this piece I'd like to offer a quick apology for the sporadic posting. The "part-time job" that I started working early this month has developed into a 6 day a week more than...

We Have Seen the Future and His Name Is Hisanori Takahashi

Despite the fact that he has made only one spring training start we here at Mike's Mets are ready to completely give up on Oliver Perez. Sure, at first we actually were impressed that Perez was pitching with better balance...

Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Part 1)

Going into this winter I thought that the Mets had too many question marks to consider themselves a player or two away from being legit contenders, particularly with the Phillies and Braves looking solid. There were some pundits and...

A Fifth Is Down the Hatch

Little has been made of the Mets ascent to first place in the NL East simply because this is a team that is constantly overanalyzed and ripped asunder to the negative. Early spring twinges in the left arm of Johan...

Insert Superlative Here for Johan

Game 26: Mets 1 - Phillies 0 I'm old enough to remember all the great Mets pitchers: Seaver, Koosman, the underrated Jon Matlack and Gooden. There were many near-greats who put up some great seasons: Swan, Darling, Ojeda, El Sid,...

Another Near-Perfect Performance from Johan

Game 11: Mets 1 - Brewers 0 I don't know what's more amazing -- the fact that Johan Santana has only given up 2 earned runs in three starts or that if he allowed another 4 runs in those three...

No Support for Johan

Game 6: Marlins 2 - Mets 1 Not really much to say about this one. I had a bunch of people over for Easter and could only sneak away every so often to peek in on this game. I didn't...

Thoughts on Opening Day

Sorry I'm later than promised with more in-depth thoughts from yesterday's game. I find that I'm writing more often and with better quality this year when I try to do a little more than I think I can do. Sometimes...

Just As Designed

Game 1: Mets 2 - Reds 1 The Mets used a decent start from Johan Santana, three relievers -- none of whom were here last season -- and a couple of terrific at bats from Daniel Murphy to win their...

Johan Santana 2009 Season Pitching Stats

Updated Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Johan Santana (13-9) DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 4/6@CIN5.21137401.591.24WW 4/12@FLA720313100.000.57LL 4/18MIL70057000.000.71WW 4/24WAS611610111.501.17WW 4/29FLA72257312.571.14LND April   (5 Games)32.2642244921.100.953-23-1 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 5/6PHI700610110.000.71WW 5/11ATL6.12076100.001.26LL 5/16@SFG764117015.141.57WW 5/22@BOS73278112.571.14WW 5/27WAS633311614.501.50WW May   (5 Games)33.114930421132.431.234-14-1 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 6/2@PIT63373114.501.33LL 6/9PHI75582146.431.29WW 6/14@NYY399932127.003.67LL 6/20TBR7.12233312.450.82LL 6/25STL72173301.291.43WW 6/30@MIL66594417.502.17LL June  ...

Two Weeks to Go -- Starting Pitching

Two weeks from today the Mets will be in Cincinnati playing a baseball game that will count in the standings. Sometime between now and then the 25-man roster will be finalized. As of today it looks like most of the...

You've Got to Change Your Evil Ways

All of the brouhaha over Johan Santana's tight triceps tendon brings a few varied thoughts to my mind. While I join most Mets fans in gratitude that this doesn't seem to be a serious problem, I find myself in agreement...

Stayin' Alive

Game 160: Marlins 6 - Mets 1 (Friday) Game 161: Mets 2 - Marlins 0 (Saturday) And now the season comes down to Oliver Perez on short rest. Somehow that seems fitting. Of course Johan Santana was all that and...

Four Omar - Five to Go

Upon the revelation that Omar Minaya is about to be extended four more years, it is time to reflect on the still to be determined 2008 Mets campaign. Nothing is more obvious than the high quality pitching delivered start in...

Santana Has Stones

Game 157: Mets 6 - Cubs 2 If the Mets didn't make the deal for Johan Santana this past winter, they would be playing out the string right now. Whether or not they make the playoffs with him is still...

Johan and Brian

Game 152: Mets 7 - Nationals 2 Remember back when we seemed to be reading something almost every day about Johan Santana's diminished velocity? Suddenly that seems to be much less of a factor as Santana continues to pitch like...

The Heartbreak Kids

Game 146: Braves 3 - Mets 2 (Saturday Afternoon) Game 147: Mets 5 - Braves 0 (Saturday Night) Game 148: Braves 7 - Mets 4 (Sunday) Sorry, everybody. I really got jammed up with work today. I've been keeping up...

Applying the Tourniquet

Game 141: Phillies 3 - Mets 0 (Friday) Game 142: Phillies 6 - Mets 2 (Sunday Afternoon) Game 143: Mets 6 - Phillies 3 (Sunday Night) The difference between the 2008 Mets and their 2007 counterparts was in evidence Sunday...

High Water Mark

Game 138: Mets 4 - Brewers 2 With yesterday afternoon's win in Milwaukee, the Mets are 16 games over .500 for the first time in 2008. While this doesn't make them a great team, or even guarantee anything as far...

We Sincerely Hope Jimmy Rollins Wasn't Offended By Last Night's Mets Win

Game 134: Mets 6 - Phillies 3 The Mets record in the first game against of all series against the Phillies this season: 1-4 The Mets record in all other games against the Phillies this season: 9-1. God bless you,...

Santana Outduels Oswalt

Game 129: Mets 3 - Astros 0 You can't beat a true ace when you're looking to win a game where the other guy pitches well, too. Other than the first two innings, Roy Oswalt undoubtedly outpitched Johan Santana, but...

The Perfect Bullpen Solution

Game 124: Mets 4 - Pirates 0 The obvious jokes about the bullpen not being able to blow games that they don't pitch in aside, Santana's complete game shutout of the Pirates yesterday afternoon couldn't have come at a better...

Winning One for Johan

Game 119: Mets 4 - Nationals 3 On a day when he didn't have his best stuff, Johan Santana handed a couple of leads back to the Nationals. For a change, though, the lead that was handed to the bullpen...

Alas, Poor Johan

In 2006, Steve Trachsel tied Tom Gl@v!ne for the Mets' team lead in wins with 15. This total was one win behind the National League lead (six different pitchers had only 16 victories each). That factoid itself illustrates that victories...

Riding the Rollercoaster

Game 113: Padres 4 - Mets 2 (Wednesday) Game 114: Mets 5 - Padres 3 (Thursday) In a season where nothing comes easy, the last two games of the Padres series were representative of what we've seen the last four...

The Astros Series

Game 109: Astros 7 - Mets 3 (Friday) Game 110: Astros 5 - Mets 4 (Saturday) Game 111: Astros 4 - Mets 0 (Sunday) Hey gang. Your intrepid blogger is getting over his bout of food poisoning. I'll be back...

The Afternoon After

Game 105: Mets 9 - Cardinals 1 I have to admit that I was concerned going into Sunday's game. I worried that there might be a hangover from Saturday night's long, frustrating loss. If there was a hangover, it was...

Gut-Wrenching

Game 100: Phillies 8 - Mets 6 Games like this make you wish you never became a fan, at least for a little while. They used to absolutely kill me years ago. I handle them better now, but they still...

Keeping Those Good Feelings Coming x10

Game 96: Mets 10 - Reds 8 With all due respect to Twins fans who come to this site and feel the need to defend their ex-ace, there is little doubt that Johan Santana has been a disappointment this season....

A Sweet Sweep

Game 91: Mets 5 - Giants 0 (Wednesday) Game 92: Mets 7 - Giants 3 (Thursday) It seems like every time the Mets got it going for a while this year they would stumble into a momentum killer -- often...

Three Days in Philly

Game 86: Phillies 3 - Mets 2 (Friday) Game 87: Mets 9 - Phillies 4 (Saturday) Game 88: Mets 4 - Phillies 2 (12) (Sunday) The question has to be asked: Are the Mets now in the Phillies' heads? Yes,...

A Tale of Two Lefties

Game 80: Yankees 3 - Mets 2 (Saturday) Game 81: Mets 3 - Yankees 1 (Sunday) Sorry for being so late on this. Work is crazy again this week. In the two weekend games, the Mets sent a pair of...

The Mariners Series

Game 75: Mariners 5 - Mets 2 (Monday) Game 76: Mariners 11 - Mets 0 (Tuesday) Game 77: Mets 8 - Mariners 2 (Wednesday) I wish that I was shocked that the Mets played down to the level of their...

Defending Johan

I have spent a good part of today defending Johan Santana. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending giving up a grand slam to an American League pitcher. I tried talking myself through that last night. It didn't work. I'm...

The Angels Series

Game 69: Mets 9 - Angels 6 (Monday) Game 70: Angels 6 - Mets 1 (Tuesday) Game 71: Mets 5 - Angels 4 (10) (Wednesday) With all of the excitement over changing managers I neglected to post on the first...

Wagner: Oops, I Did It Again

Game 65: Diamondbacks 5 - Mets 4 (10) I'm not looking to kick a guy when he's down, but it's getting hard to defend Billy Wagner against the charge that he wilts in big spots. He did it in the...

Weak

Game 59: Padres 2 - Mets 1 (Thursday night) Game 60: Padres 2 - Mets 1 (Friday night) Sorry for being MIA. I was planning to catch up on both games this morning, but I had to do some work...

More Johan Santana Pics

Gary Sparber has pictures posted from Johan Santana's start vs. the Dodgers Sunday night: View Gary's pics Gary described Shea as "electric" that night. Support Mike's Mets by shopping at our Amazon Store...

Leave 'em Smiling

Game 55: Mets 6 - Dodgers 1 There were a lot of things that have gone right for the Mets all of a sudden since their return home this week, and that carried over into last night's win. Once again,...

A Win

Game 50: Mets 5 - Marlins 3 I made it through a Mets game last night with hardly any urges to throw something at the TV, and still feeling that life was worth living when it was all over. I...

A Subway Ride in the Right Direction

Game 40: Mets 7 - Yankees 4 I'm not a Mets fan who lives and dies with subway series results. The win yesterday afternoon doesn't erase the ugly memories of another sub-standard series against the Nationals. I thought the Mets...

Johan Gets Lots of Support

Game 33: Mets 12 - Reds 6 Johan Santana left his two starts with the lead, but the bullpen cost him the victory both times. Today the Mets rewarded a gritty if not particularly awe-inspiring performance from their ace with...

Johan Santana Pics

Gary Sparber has pictures posted from Johan Santana's last Shea start vs. the Pirates: View Gary's pics There are some nice action shots of Johan's delivery that really illustrate how much of his power is generated from the leg drive....

Just Enough

Game 29: Mets 5 - Diamondbacks 2 The Mets had just enough pitching, just enough hitting, and took advantage of just enough breaks to pull out the rubber game of their series vs. the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Johan Santana battled...

Trivial Pursuits

Some people like to divide a major league baseball season into halves or quarters. Managers often try to help their team focus on the task at hand by concentrating on a ten-game stretch. Me, I'm a little weird. I like...

Another Hard Day's Night

Game 25: Mets 5 - Pirates 4 (11) I'm in agreement with most of what I read about last night's game. Hardly an artistic success, the bottom line is that the Mets managed to pull the game out. In that...

Johan the Stopper

Game 20: Mets 7 - Nationals 2 Johan Santana did what he had to do last night -- he stopped the Mets losing streak at 3. He wasn't overpowering, managing only 4 strikeouts in 7 innings. The Nats managed 7...

Mets Win One In Philly

Game 15: Mets 6 - Phillies 4 For seven innings this game was a masterpiece. It got a little messy in the eighth, but worked out well in the end. Santana was as sharp as we've seen him this season,...

A Glass Half Full

The 2008 Mets season has been a bit ho-hum, but still enlightening for those of us who see the glass as half full rather than half empty. In spite of the minions of repulsive boo-birds, there is much to be...

Monday Odds and Ends

First off a quick programming note. I apologize to those of you who were looking for one of Barry Duchan's historical articles yesterday. I know they are a great favorite of many of this site's readers, as they are of...

Booing Fools

Game 10: Brewers 5 - Mets 3 I was at this game yesterday, and then Lisa and I spent some time in New York afterwards. I didn't get home until very late, which is my excuse for not getting this...

Johan Santana 2008 Season Pitching Stats

Updated Sunday, September 28, 2008 Johan Santana (16-7) DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result 3/31@FLA72238212.570.71W 4/6@ATL71173001.291.00L 4/12MIL6.25467235.401.20L 4/18@PHI733410013.860.57W 4/23@WAS72274102.571.14W 4/29PIT5.22227323.180.88W April   (6 games)40.115142939873.120.924-2 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result 5/4@ARI61168401.501.67W 5/10CIN633105114.501.83W 5/17@NYY7.24475234.701.17W 5/22@ATL743121003.861.71L 5/27FLA73387213.861.43W May   (5 games)33.215144326953.741.544-1 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result 6/1LAD7.21166301.171.17W 6/6@SDP62175101.501.33L 6/12ARI700310300.000.86L 6/17@LAA65485216.001.67L 6/23SEA75174211.291.29L 6/28NYY63348404.501.25L June...

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