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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves finally beat the New York Mets, taking advantage of shaky defense to hand Johan Santana the shortest start of his career in a 9-3 victory Tuesday night.
Tyler Pastornicky's two-run double highlighted a five-run second that finished off Santana. Randall Delgado (2-0) won it for the Braves, who lost their first four games against the Mets this season.
Two costly errors -- Jason Bay dropped a fly ball, Ike Davis made a wild throw -- led to a pair of unearned runs against Santana (0-2), who allowed just one run in his first two games.
He was lifted after 1 1-3 innings, finished off by Jason Heyward's run-scoring single that made it 6-0. Santana had never gone less than three innings in his previous 265 starts.
The night turned cool and blustery after an afternoon storm front moved through Atlanta, forcing the teams to use the indoor cages for batting practice.
The swirling winds led to some adventurous plays in the field. Leading off in th...
BEST OF MAXIM
After seeing Johan Santana struggle mightily against the Braves on Tuesday night, New York Mets fans were left to worry about more than just the outcome of the game. A loss to Atlanta is never easy to stomach, but for me the real reason to reach for the Pepto was the thought that the 33-year-old lefty may not have been right physically in what turned out to be the shortest start...
Johan Santana's Tuesday night start was the shortest of his career. Over the course of throwing fifty-five pitches, he recorded only four outs. When he left the game, the Mets found themselves in a 6-0 hole.Despite the fact that Santana's outing was hampered by two errors behind him, Johan was not sharp. The Braves hit him early and often, driving the ball to the opposite...
SANTANA: Tough go-around today.
Johan Santana must have got on the bad side of lady luck as he records only four outs in a 9-3 Mets defeat.
If you check the box score, you will see a line of 1.1 IP for Santana with 6 R(4 ER), 4 H, and a walk. Santana has never lasted less than three innings in a game, so this is the shortest outing of his career. I can assure you, however...
Johan Santana has pitched outstanding thus far in the young season. He has only gone 5 innings in each of his first two outings, but he has been virtually unhittable. He has allowed just 1 ER in his two starts but the team has failed to give him much run support which has resulted in him being 0-1.
Santana comes into tonight’s game sporting a 0.90 ERA, and while we know it won’t...
The New York Mets were finally defeated by the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field 9-3 behind Johan Santana's shortest outing of his career in which he allowed 5 runs in 1 1/3 innings.Johan Santana (1-1, 3.97 ERA) struggled from the outset as Jason Bay dropped a fly ball that eventually allowed Michael Bourn to score in the opening frame. The Braves didn't look back from...
0.90: The ERA of Mets' ace Johan Santana through two starts and ten innings pitched this season. Good for 5th in the National League over that time. 1: The number of stolen bases by the team through the first ten games this season. Tied for last in MLB with the Tampa Bay Rays.2: The number of strike outs by David Wright. To date he is striking out one out of every twelve...
Rookie Tyler Pastornicky belted a two-run double to highlight a five-run second inning and Freddie Freeman also drove in a pair of runs as the host Atlanta Braves posted a 9-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
The victory was Atlanta's first in five tries versus New York this season.
Freeman capped an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI double and Pastornicky scored after advancing...
The starting pitching of our Metropolitan baseball club has been sublime so far this season. Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese have been on top of their games and been able to keep the Mets competitive despite an inconsistent first week of offense.
However, the job of a pitching rotation isn’t just a matter of quality, but quanitity as well. The more innings the starters...
Earlier today I posed the question if the Mets were for real. Ten games is not enough of a window to jump on the bandwagon, but it is big enough to sense that there’s something positive going on.
1) David Wright is stroking the ball with authority. Even after missing several games he’s been consistently on, driving the ball to the opposite field which has always been a benchmark...
The New York Mets (7-3) will try to win the series against the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field. The game will be played at 7:10 PM and can be seen on SNY.
Mets Tuesday lineup at ATL: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Bay-LF, Duda-RF, Thole-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Santana-LHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 17, 2012
Tonight’s lineup vs. NYM (7:10, FSS...
Good morning and welcome to another wild day of Mets baseball. Last night Johan Santana got shelled and New York ended up losing to Atlanta 9-3. Fortunately, the opportunity to get over the loss has come quickly, as today’s game begins at 12:10 PM. Daytime baseball!
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
3. David Wright, 3B
4. Ike Davis, 1B
5. Jason Bay, LF
If there was any doubt that it all starts with pitching, especially starting pitching, then look back at the last two games. First Johan Santana tanked. Today, R.A. Dickey gives up eight runs in four and a third to send the Mets to their second straight loss. It's a shame to bang out fourteen hits, score six and lose. But when your starter can't come up with a quality start...
The 6-3 Mets are headed to the 5-4 Atlanta Braves tonight, for a re-match of the opening series in which the Braves appeared to sleep through their alarm for the early 1pm games.
The Braves got swept in New York, but since then have won 5 of their last 6 games. So we need to be careful with making assumptions about this week’s series.
Well for starters, the Braves have Chipper...