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  1. The Mets are appealing a scoring decision to try to get R.A. Dickey a no-hitter. They will lose.

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    Lost in the Matt Cain perfect game drama last night was the fact that R.A. Dickey nearly threw a no-hitter of his own. The only blemish: a first inning infield single by B.J. Upton. It was a slow-rolling grounder that Wright tried to barehand and couldn’t.  The Mets, however, are trying to get that single changed…

  2. Lack of instant replay looms big in another no-hitter

    Jun 9, 2012, 1:28 AM EDT

    Dee Gordon

    Just like in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter exactly a week ago, a close play that could have been overturned by replay loomed large in Seattle’s combined no-hitter against the Dodgers on Friday night. Dee Gordon, maybe the National League’s fastest player, led off the bottom of the ninth with a broken-bat flare to shortstop against Tom…

  3. Johan Santana gets pounded in first start after no-no

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Someone did in fact flirt with a no-no in the Bronx tonight, but it wasn’t Johan Santana after he threw 134 pitches last week in the first no-hitter in Mets history. Hiroki Kuroda held the Mets hitless for 5 2/3 innings Friday in the Yankees’ 9-1 victory. Santana, who had thrown back-to-back shutouts against the…

  4. Johan Santana is an underdog for no-hitter follow-up start

    Jun 8, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    gambling poster

    When Johan Santana takes the mound tonight for his no-hitter follow-up start he’ll be coming off back-to-back complete-game shutouts and working on two extra days of rest without a limited pitch count. And he’ll also be an underdog on the road against the Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda. Las Vegas has set the Yankees as -145…

  5. No pitch count for Johan Santana against the Yankees tonight

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    Johan Santana, a year removed from major shoulder surgery, hit his all-time high in pitches last week while no-hitting the Cardinals.  While he was given a couple of extra days of rest in the wake of that, he will not be on a lower-than-normal pitch count tonight, says Terry Collins. Biggest reason: the team was…

  6. You can buy a reprint of the Johan Santana no-hitter ticket from the Mets for $50

    Jun 7, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Ticket

    This morning we noted that there was a brisk market for unused tickets for last week’s Johan Santana no-hitter, and that they were getting pretty expensive. Over $100 in some cases.  Today the Mets announced that they’re selling reprints for $50: Your ticket there. And if you don’t like the ticket you can buy all…

  7. Tickets for Johan Santana’s no-hitter are selling for more than future Mets game tickets

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    Ever since the Marlins did that thing where they sold the un-sold tickets to Roy Halladay‘s no-hitter a couple of years ago, there has been a market for such beasts following historic events. Maybe there was before, actually, but that’s when we really started hearing about it. I dunno. But whatever the case, people are…

  8. Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning

    Jun 5, 2012, 12:28 AM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    UPDATE: Parker is done after eight shutout innings. He gave up just the one hit while throwing 69 out of 111 pitches for strikes and now owns a 2.40 ERA over his first eight starts with Oakland. If everything pans out the way the A’s hope, he’ll have many more chances at a no-no in…

  9. The fan who rushed the field after Santana’s no-hitter missed his son’s first birthday party

    Jun 4, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    jeanshortguy

    D.J. wrote on Saturday morning about the jersey-wearing Mets fan who rushed the field after Johan Santana‘s no-hitter and joined in the on-field celebration until security figured out that it was not, in fact, the ghost of Cary Carter, wearing jorts, coming back to revel in the historic accomplishment. As that went to press, we…

  10. Johan Santana’s no-hitter encore: Friday vs. the Yankees

    Jun 4, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Mets celebration Getty

    Johan Santana threw a career-high 134 pitches in his no-hitter Friday night and the Mets decided to push back his next turn in the rotation to allow for extra rest, so his follow-up performance will come Friday against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Santana has given no indication that his surgically repaired shoulder feels worn…

  11. Print media flame war: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch vs. the New York Daily News

    Jun 3, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Asterisk

    After nearly a decade of hearing about the lack of civility in modern online media, allow me to be the first to chant “one of us … one of us … we accept you” at the folks behind the fun dustup between the New York Daily News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over Johan Santana‘s…

  12. Day after no-hitter, R.A. Dickey settles for shutout

    Jun 2, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey couldn’t match Johan Santana‘s feat on Saturday, but he did give the Mets back-to-back shutouts for the second time in eight days. Dickey pitched a seven-hitter for his third career shutout as the Mets topped the Cardinals 5-0 on Saturday. He’s won six straight and is now tied for the major league lead…

  13. Johan Santana expected to get some extra rest before his next start

    Jun 2, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    Johan Santana is feeling fine one day removed from throwing a career-high 134 pitches in last night’s historic no-hitter against the Cardinals, but he’s expected to get some extra rest before his next start. No official announcement from the team yet, but Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports that the Mets will add rehabbing…

  14. Ramon Ramirez apparently hurt himself while celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Mets celebration Getty

    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by two people that it was Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin Ramirez, who got hurt in the no-hitter celebration. Sounds like Joel Sherman’s source mixed up his Ramirezes. 3:02 PM: Mike Baxter wasn’t the only casualty in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter last night. Apparently the newest member of…

  15. Fan crashes Johan Santana’s no-hitter celebration

    Jun 2, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    jeanshortguy

    There were so many things to talk about in the aftermath of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter that this one flew under the radar a bit. Still, it’s pretty entertaining. After Santana struck out Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese to complete the no-hitter, he was mobbed on the mound by teammates and coaches. But there was also…

  16. What they’re saying about Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

    Johan Santana no-hitter Getty

    No, it wasn’t a dream. Johan Santana made a little history last night by tossing the first Mets’ no-hitter as part of an 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Here’s some reaction from around the baseball world: R.A. Dickey, via New York Newsday: “We’re all talking about it,” referencing Mets manager Terry Collins. “What’s he going…

  17. Foul ball? Johan Santana caught a break in his no-hit bid

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    foul ball

    Let’s be clear about something at the outset: this is not the bizarro Armando Galarraga/Jim Joyce play. This is not an egregiously bad call that should have anyone renting one’s garments nor gnashing one’s teeth. But it is inescapable: Johan Santana caught a lucky break on a missed call in the sixth inning of last…

  18. Johan Santana’s no-hitter is the latest step on his road to redemption

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    When the Mets acquired Johan Santana from the Twins in February of 2008 and signed him to a six-year, $137.5 million contract, he was supposed to be the piece that would bring the team back to the postseason. Things haven’t exactly worked out that way, as the Mets narrowly missed the playoffs in 2008 and…

  19. Johan Santana put Terry Collins in a tight spot

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    Terry Collins was thrust in between a rock and a hard place tonight. His choices: A) Let one of the most expensive pitchers in major league history, a guy who happens to be coming off shoulder surgery, top his previous career high in pitches in search of the franchise’s elusive no-hitter B) Pull his left-handed…

  20. Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets’ history

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    UPDATE: He did it! Johan Santana has done it. He has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. Unbelievable. 9:31 PM: Santana has now held the Cardinals hitless through eight innings. He got Tyler Greene to pop up to Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the first out and struck out Shane Robinson looking before issuing a two-out…

  21. Roy Halladay gets second opinion on shoulder from Mets doctor, will address media Friday

    May 30, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    Yesterday the Phillies announced that Roy Halladay will miss 6-8 weeks with a strained shoulder, but today the team revealed that Halladay got a second opinion on the injury from Dr. David Altchek in New York. While not as well known as Dr. James Andrews or Dr. Lewis Yocum, Altchek is the Mets team doctor…

  22. Quote of the Day: why the Mets are doing well

    May 30, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Citation Needed

    According to Rich Coutinho of CBS New York, it’s … Chemistry in the clubhouse. It can extend winning streaks and snap losing streaks. The Mets have great chemistry, and that’s been been of the biggest reasons New York sits in second place in the competitive NL East. And here I thought it was because of…

  23. R.A. Dickey strikes out 10, gives Mets another shutout

    May 27, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed three hits over 7 1/3 innings and moved into a tie for the major league lead with his seventh win Sunday as the Mets blanked the Padres, 2-0. The Mets also got a shutout from Johan Santana on Saturday. It’s the first time they’ve had shutouts in back-to-back games since…

  24. Johan Santana dominates Padres for first shutout since 2010

    May 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    It’s safe to say that Johan Santana is back. In an effort which was both dominant and efficient, Santana tossed a four hit-shutout this afternoon at Citi Field as part of a 9-0 victory over the light-hitting Padres. All four hits he gave up were singles and he threw 74 out of 96 pitches for…

  25. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Marlins 7, Rockies 4: Jamie Moyer pitched in his 50th different major league park. But he may have given up his longest most hellacious homer ever. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam that went 438 feet in basically a straight line and broke the friggin’ scoreboard. Roy Hobbs stuff, there. Gave the Marlins the lead and,…

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