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  1. Johan Santana has a 6.54 ERA since his no-hitter

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    Johan Santana‘s struggles continued tonight against the Dodgers, as he was chased after being knocked around for six runs over just three innings. It matched the second-shortest start of his career. Santana gave up seven hits in all, including a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning and a two-run homer to Luis Cruz…

  2. Report: The Phillies to offer Cole Hamels six years, $130 million

    Jul 18, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Jon Heyman reported the other day that the Phillies were prepared to offer “more than $120 million” to Cole Hamels. Now he’s getting more specific: The Phillies are sending signals that they are planning to make an initial offer to star lefthanded pitcher Cole Hamels for about $130 million over six years within the next…

  3. Report: The Phillies to offer Hamels $120 million. It still won’t be enough.

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    I expect we’ll get a lot of this in the coming weeks then, when Hamels doesn’t sign an extension, it will go quiet. Then, when it comes to free agent time, the numbers will be higher. But for the time being, Jon Heyman reports: The Phillies are said to be planning to offer at least…

  4. 2012 midseason awards: NL Cy Young

    Jul 5, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    It was easy coming up with pitcher snubs from the NL All-Star team because there are a whole bunch of NL pitchers with great numbers right now. One does stand out above the rest, but there’s an excellent field of Cy Young candidates to choose from at the midway point. Here’s the top 15, according…

  5. Austin Jackson, Bryce Harper lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    You knew it was coming. In truth, I think those in charge did a better job of picking this season’s All-Stars than they have in recent years. Still, I have some disagreements, even if none of them are quite as vehement as last season’s. Austin Jackson (OF Tigers) – Jackson’s DL stint probably cost him…

  6. Johan Santana strong as Mets hurl another shutout

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    For the third time in a month, the Mets have posted back-to-back shutouts in starts by R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana. Santana got the Mets two-thirds of the way there tonight in the 5-0 win over the Orioles, following up Dickey’s one-hitter on Monday with six scoreless innings. Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch…

  7. Reviewing the rotations; Nats, Dodgers lead the way

    Jun 18, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    David Price

    A couple of months before the season, I used my Rotoworld projections to rank the rotations, based strictly on ERA, from 1-30. Let’s look at that list now and see where each team starters’ measure up about 40 percent of the way through the season. Projected rank – Team – Current rank 1. Phillies: 3.39…

  8. Aubrey Huff lands on DL after perfect game celebration

    Jun 15, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Aubrey Huff

    The unforeseen consqeunce of the rise of no-hitters and perfect games throughout baseball; the simultaneous rise of celebration-related injuries. Two weeks after Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez was hurt following Johan Santana’s no-hitter, Aubrey Huff has joined him on the disabled list with a knee injury sustained celebrating Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday night. An MRI…

  9. MLB denies Mets’ appeal for R.A. Dickey no-hitter

    Jun 15, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    As expected, MLB has denied the Mets’ appeal that R.A. Dickey‘s one-hitter Wednesday be changed to a no-hitter after the fact. They asked the league to consider changing B.J. Upton‘s first-inning infield hit, which proved to be the Rays’ only one off Dickey, into an error on third baseman David Wright. Dickey himself said the…

  10. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Dusty Baker, Brandon Phillips

    Reds 12, Indians 5: One in a bunch of lopsided Thursday games. Brandon Phillips simply abuses Indians pitching as a rule and he did so again yesterday, driving in four. And he likes it too. He said after the game: “Deep down, it feels good to beat up on the Tribe.” Michael Brantley extended his hitting…

  11. Johan Santana is struggling since his no-hitter

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Did the 134 pitches take a toll? After getting lit up by the Yankees last week, Johan Santana gave up four runs in five-plus innings Thursday versus the Rays in his second start since his no-hitter. The 134 pitches Santana threw in shutting down the Cardinals were a career high for the left-hander, who was…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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