The New York Mets wind up taking 3 of the 4 games against the St. Louis Cardinals, losing the finale on Monday afternoon. Since I work fulltime, itâ€™s very hard for me to catch weekday games, but itâ€™s really of no consequence, because this edition of 3&3 is all about some great weekend pitching by the Mets.
Oh, What A Night: Friday night Johan Santana made Mets history, and also made a lots of Met fans very, very happy! Let the record show that in game 8020, on June 1, 2012, Johan Santana pitched the first no hitter in NY Mets history. What else can you say really? Johan has been totally outstanding in his return this season. Not only was Friday a no hitter, it was Johanâ€™s second consectutive complete game shutout. Itâ€™s a pretty good bet to pick Johan as this yearâ€™s NL Comeback Player of the Year!!
Letâ€™s Not Forget The Knuckleballer: R.A. Dickey took the mound Saturday afternoon, and it was a pretty good bet he wouldnâ€™t hold the Cards hitless. Who thought heâ€™d keep them...