Tagged: Johan Santana

Guest Co-Hosting The 5 Tool Show! June 6 2012

Last night I had the honor of guest co-hosting The 5 Tool Show with Tanya Mercado. We talked about Johan Santana’s no-hitter and John Franco entering the New York Mets Hall of Fame as well as many other topics. The link to the show is;

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ndbmedia2/2012/06/06/the-5-tool-show#.T88bKjbioc1.facebook

 

The New York Mets 2012 Game Recap: Mets 2 Marlins 1

It’s been a couple of days since I’ve been able to post something, life sometimes does get in the way you know. I did do the Mets weekly report yesterday if that counts for anything. If you haven’t listened to it as of yet you can access it here.

Jose Reyes returned to Citi Field a midst cheers and boos and took a collar on the night going 0-4….it’s too bad he got booed. He did what he needed to do and what EVERY single person in the stands would do….he took the money. So what.

Johan Santana threw another beautiful game last night and once again gets a no decision. Three hits, one run, eleven strike outs and only two walks. I’d say the “old” Santana is back and that’s a good thing for both the Mets and for him.

Josh Thole is on fire at the plate folks….I wish he’d get better behind the dish but if he continues to rake like he has it will be much easier to watch the defensive adventures of Josh Thole this season.

Lucas Duda got the game winning RBI…he’s going to be okay I think.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis made another outstanding grab last night and seems very comfortable batting leadoff….we’ll see what happens when Torres comes back.

Jordany Valdespin saw his first big league action last night at second base…I like this kid.

Good win especially after black Monday with the Giants….hopefully the Amazins will win another one tonight when R. A. Dickey takes the hill.

The Weekly New York Mets Report for April 17, 2012

Tonight Mr. Mark Berman joins me for the weekly Mets report. Topics include;

Johan Santana, R. A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, Dillon Gee, The Bullpen, David Wright, Jason Bay, Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy and Terry Collins.

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Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

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The New York Mets 2012 Game Recap: Mets 3 Braves 9

I suppose it had to of happened sooner or later. The Braves finally found a way to beat the Mets and they did so by a score of nine to three.

Starting pitcher Johan Santana lasted only one and a third innings allowing four earned runs on four hits while walking one and striking out none. Our Ace simply didn’t have it last night. Errors by Jason Bay and Ike Davis weren’t very helpful either.

Oh well. Games like this happen to even the best teams and it’s too early to come completely unglued over one loss to a good team like Atlanta. And despite what people are saying Atlanta is a good team.

David Wright added to more hits last night….the guy is hot as a pistol.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis also added two hits of his own….could he be the answer to our center field woes?

Daniel Murphy also collected two hits….and he’s still alive.

Bad days happen…..good teams bounce back from them and don’t let these things bother them too much. Hopefully the good Mets team will turn up tonight as R. A. Dickey takes the hill.

 

The New York Mets 2012 Game Recap: Two Painful Losses in a Row

Greetings one and all. Sorry about not putting up the recaps from the last two games but I’ve been working like an Egyptian slave this last week. Perhaps what I will do from here on out is just type a few random thoughts after each game rather than a full recap. Seems like this will be much easier to keep up with so here goes;

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Mets have lost two in a row since David Wright fractured his pinkie. If he winds up on the disabled list than Terry Collins says he will consider moving Daniel Murphy to third base. I think we heard the same thing here.

Speaking of Daniel Murphy: Am I the only one who thinks this guy is a disaster at second base? He can’t turn two and his footwork sucks. I know we need his bat in the lineup and I get that but what I don’t get is why the “Irish Hammer” isn’t playing left field.

I was very encouraged by the performances of Dillon Gee and Johan Santana. They both lost tough ballgames but I thought they pitched really well. Santana simply got out-dueled by a guy who throws serious heat (Stephen Strasburg) and Gee made a couple of mistakes that cost him.

Frank Francisco has been a very pleasant surprise thus far and I’m happy that he is a Met. He’s pitched well and has done his job every time out. It’s nice to see a closer actually close a game!

Larry Vanover is the worst home plate umpire in the Major Leagues. The pitch he rang Jason Bay up on was closer to Corfu than the strike zone and running Manager Terry Collins an inning later was a joke. It’s too bad he didn’t run Bay so we wouldn’t have to watch him any longer.

Ruben Tejada is quickly becoming my favorite Met. He’s done well in the lead-off spot and has handled himself well on the defensive side of things. I have a feeling this guy is gonna be good!

The Mets are off tonight and will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Sillies this weekend. Should be a great series!

 

 

The Weekly New York Mets Report for March 29, 2012

The weekly New York Mets reports is the focus of this program and joining me to discuss Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, R A Dickey and others is Ms.Tanya Mercado.

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Johan Santana’s Spring is a Success…..So Far So Good

I’ve been very encouraged with the performance of Johan Santana this spring. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to have watched a couple of his outings and in my opinion he looks pretty darn good.

Check out his stats thus far and see for yourself;

 

I’ve been particularly encouraged by the fact that he has been able to sustain a normal work program; meaning he hasn’t missed any scheduled bullpen sessions. That is a very good sign.

Should Mets fans be optimistic for the return of the “old” Santana in 2012? If you mean the Cy Young Award winning Santana then I don’t think its fair to expect that sort of performance from him. Even if he had not missed over a year due to injury it’s doubtful that he will ever have those types of seasons again.

So, what can we expect or should we expect from Santana this season? My hope is that first and foremost he remains healthy and if he’s able to do so than we should be happy if he gives the Mets 160-180 innings, wins between 12-15 ballgames and demonstrates by example for an erratic starting five how a big league pitcher takes care of business.

So far so good.