While watching today’s broadcast of the Mets 9-0 blanking of the Padres, there were so many great things going on. This was easily one of the best games I’ve watched all season thus far. May there be many more!
Johan Santana was as cunning as ever and even though his fastball resided in the 86-88 mph range today, the crafty southpaw spun a gem and went all the way on a complete game shutout, his first since 2010. He was absolutely tremendous and to me Johan Santana is the best comeback story of the 2012 season.
And what about the suddenly resurgent Mets offense that included a grand slam from the light-hitting catcher Mike Nickeas? How awesome was that! Scott Hairston started the ball rolling with a three-run bomb, followed by a solo home run for Vinny Rottino, the first of his career. Let’s face it, today’s game was a feast for the senses for Mets fans.
Another highlight that may have gotten overlooked was when Rusty Staub visited the booth and share some of his early Mets memories...