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

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:41 PM EST

    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…

  2. Johan Santana put Terry Collins in a tight spot

    Jun 1, 2012, 10:04 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 30, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 30, 2012, 2:31 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 27, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

    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…

  7. Johan Santana dominates Padres for first shutout since 2010

    May 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 22, 2012, 6:10 AM EST

    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,…

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    Giants 4, Padres 1: Madison Bumgarner keeps rolling (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 6K). After the game he explained his recent success by saying “I’m just trying to make pitches.”  I’ve heard that for 30 years and I’m still not quite sure what it means but I always like hearing it for some reason.…

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

    Apr 25, 2012, 6:03 AM EST

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the New York Yankees in Arlington, Texas

    Rangers 2, Yankees 0: Yu Darvish finally arrives. Eight and a third innings, ten strikeouts and a big goose egg in the runs column against the best offense in baseball. Rays 5, Angels 0: David Price: five-hit shutout. Albert Pujols: 0 for 4. He has the lowest slugging percentage of anyone in last night’s Angels…

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Rangers 18, Red Sox 3: The Rangers were definitely physically and emotionally into this game. In fact, they did a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line around the basepaths. Josh Hamilton drove in five, Mike Napoli drove in four. Rockies 5, Padres 3:  Jamie Moyer wins and thus becomes the oldest pitcher to ever win a game.…

  12. Tim Hudson allows five runs over four innings in second rehab start

    Apr 12, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Tim Hudson AP

    From Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Tim Hudson allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings tonight in his second minor league rehab start with Class A Rome. That’s a pretty ugly line, but Rogers notes that he was the victim of a “ton of seeing-eye stuff.” On the bright…

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 12, 2012, 6:05 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 5, Royals 4: Jonathan Broxton walked two batters and hit two batters to blow the game in the 12th inning. That, my friends, is how you blow a save. Without doubt and with authority. None of this pussyfooting around with grounders that just get past an infielder. Decisive action brings order to a world full…

  14. Stephen Strasburg dominates the Mets, tops 100 pitches for the first time

    Apr 11, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg

    This afternoon’s Stephen Strasburg-Johan Santana matchup was every bit as fun to watch as it looked on paper. Santana was very solid, albeit in another short outing, throwing five innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts despite averaging just 88.1 miles per hour with his fastball. Strasburg was very shaky early on, but quickly got…

  15. Former Cy Young winner takes powerful drug to aid his performance, no one cares

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:32 AM EST

    New York Mets Photo Day

    What if I were to tell you that there was a former Cy Young winner who was taking a controversial and powerful drug? A drug that could prove dangerous to him in the long run and has been linked to organ damage? A drug that other players who have used it say gives them a feeling…

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s Scores and Highlights

    Apr 6, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians

    Blue Jays 7, Indians 4: I was invited to go to this game by the Indians, where I would have watched it for free from the Tribe Social Suite. Because of family entanglements I was not able to go, and when I sent the Indians my regrets, I was very sad about it. But 16…

  17. Johan Santana throws five scoreless innings in first start since 2010

    Apr 5, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

    New York Mets Photo Day

    After missing all of last season following shoulder surgery Johan Santana was back on the mound today for the first time since September of 2010 and held the Braves scoreless for five innings in a no-decision. Santana unraveled a bit in his final inning, walking No. 8 hitter Tyler Pastornicky and pitcher Tommy Hanson, but…

  18. Your inaugural Power Rankings

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

    Joe Girardi

    The only thing sillier than predictions about who wins each division several months before the season ends is judging which team is the best before any games are played.  But hey, that’s never stopped me before, so let’s have a Power Ranking, shall we? And yeah, there is that big of a gap between the…

  19. Johan Santana throws bullpen session, expected to be named Mets’ Opening Day starter

    Mar 31, 2012, 5:33 PM EST

    Johan Santana AP

    Johan Santana is very close to starting his first major league game since September 2, 2010. According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Santana made it through a bullpen session this afternoon without any issues and is expected to be named as the Mets’ Opening Day starter tomorrow unless he reports any discomfort in his surgically-repaired…

  20. Springtime Storylines: How long will the Mets spend in baseball purgatory?

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Sandy Alderson AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: How long will the Mets spend in baseball purgatory? How much hope can…

  21. David Wright played a baseball game, survived

    Mar 26, 2012, 5:07 PM EST

    David Wright

    David Wright made his spring debut today against the Cardinals and it went OK. More than OK, actually, as Adam Rubin reports  — and the picture to the right shows — he made a spectacular diving stop on a Rafael Furcal shot down the third base line, throwing the speedy Furcal out. Wright said he…

  22. The Mets are interested in trading Mike Pelfrey

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:04 PM EST

    Mike Pelfrey adjusts his cap after giving a run to the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida

    Our own Matthew Pouliot recently suggested that the Mets should cut their losses and release Mike Pelfrey, recouping three-quarters of his $5.6875 million salary for 2012. That doesn’t appear likely to happen, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com passes along word that the club would like to trade him. Pelfrey is coming off a 4.74 ERA…

  23. Johan Santana impresses

    Mar 21, 2012, 5:10 PM EST

    Johan Santana

    Good news all around for the Mets this week. The Madoff suit settled, Terry Collins hasn’t blown a gasket at anyone and now Johan Santana has turned in a nice start against the defending World Series champs. Santana held the Cardinals to one run in six innings and struck out six, didn’t walk anyone, and used…

  24. Johan Santana may or may not start Opening Day

    Mar 17, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Mets manager Terry Collins implied earlier this month that he planned on Johan Santana starting Opening Day against the Braves on April 5, saying “in my mind, in my heart, he’ll be ready.” Or at least that’s what we thought he meant. Collins clarified his comments yesterday, telling Andy Martino of the New York Daily…

  25. Johan Santana gives up five runs but feels good

    Mar 16, 2012, 5:58 PM EST

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana thinks there’s no reason for concern after he gave up five runs — four earned — in 2 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Tigers. ESPN’s Adam Rubin has the quotes: I was able to throw some fastballs with more intensity this time. And I’m feeling good. It’s a process. And…

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