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Johan Santana was the toast of the town for the past week after throwing the New York Mets' first no-hitter in franchise history. On Friday night, Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda flirted with New York's second no-no in seven days. Kuroda carried a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla broke up the bid for history with a double to left-center field. "I've been there; I've pitched a no-hitter until the sixth or seventh inning," Kuroda said through his translator after throwing seven shutout innings of one-hit ball in the Yankees' 9-1 win. "I kind of knew that I was not going to be able to do it." Prior to Quintanilla's hit, only one Mets batter had been on base; Josh Thole had reached first on Derek Jeter's fourth-inning error. Kuroda retired the first 10 batters of the game prior to the error, and he erased Thole quickly, getting David Wright to ground into a 5-4-3 double play to end the inning. &...
BEST OF MAXIM
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From Binghamton to SarasotaWe Yankee fans mix gin with soda. Chaos, we have reached our quota. Uncertainty, thy name’s Kuroda. One day he could strike out Yogi. Next day, he’s a double-bogey. Every night, it’s karaoke. Who is this guy, our Hiroki? Perhaps some wise, old pitching YodaKnows why he can’t beat Minnesota, Then laps the Mets in his Toyota. Uncertainty...
Every once in a while you run across a landmark moment in a baseball season, so compelling it becomes larger than life and, yes, even larger than an in-your-grill tabloid headline.
It'd be one thing to obsess over this weekend's Subway Series -- the Yankees and Mets are the Saudi Arabia of rivalries, an endless resource -- but the most important story will occur Friday night...
The natural story line for this game would be Subway Series, is Interleague play relevant, last actual event of interleague play, blah blah. However, today the story line is Johan Santana. Eight days ago Johan made history as he became the first pitcher in Mets history to throw a no-hitter and raise the spirits of queens. On a week’s rest after throwing more pitches than he has...
METS TO SELL TICKETS FROM JOHAN SANTANA’S NO-HITTER
Purchase Tickets From the Historic Game for $50 Each
Season Ticket Holders to Receive Complimentary Reprints, 40-Game, 20-Game, 15-Game, and 6-Game Plan & Pack Holders to Receive Discounts
No-Hitter Ticket Offer Starts This Monday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. on Mets.com
FLUSHING, N.Y., June 7, 2012 – The New York Mets today...
One week after Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history, it was the Mets who found themselves in danger of being no-hit. Santana struggled mightily in his encore start at Yankee Stadium, serving up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning Friday and four homers total during a 9-1 loss to the Yankees. Santana appeared to pick up right where he left...
Johan Santana made history the last time he took the mound.
A win over the New York Yankees might be satisfying enough this time.
Coming off the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets, Santana will be well-rested when he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium on Friday night for the first installment of the 2012 Subway Series.
Santana (3-2, 2.38 ERA) cemented his status...
NEW YORK -- Only a few innings in, the question for Johan Santana became not how many hits he would give up, but how many home runs. The buzz from Santana throwing the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last Friday ended with a thud Friday night in the Subway Series opener at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slammed him back to reality in a 9-1 win as Robinson Cano...
The Mets were taken down a peg last night by the Yankees in an embarrassing performance by Johan Santana and his mates.
Tonight the Mets look for revenge as Dillion Gee opposes Phil Hughes.
Once again Lucas Duda will DH and Captain Kirk will patrol RF, as the injured Omar Quintanilla will start at SS.
Last night's game isn't as cataclysmic as the sports papers and...
TEAMWORK, PASS IT ON
Six Mariners pitchers combined on a no-hitter of the Dodgers during a 1-0 win in Interleague play. The team's starter got hurt.
NEW YORK -- Only a few innings in, the question for Johan Santana became not how many hits he would give up, but how many home runs. Robinson Cano homered twice, and combined with Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones for three straight homers in the third inning as the New York Yankees thrashed Santana and the New York Mets, 9-1, Friday night at Yankee Stadium. To further humble Santana...
An odd thing has happened this year - though perhaps it happens every year: pitchers who were former (or prospective) aces, but recently left for dead, have recaptured their form for stretches of varying lengths. Consider Jake Peavy and Johan Santana - two former Cy Young Award winners you could have drafted in the later rounds. Santana - even after being shelled by the Yankees ...
There was only one positive thing about attending another Met game with Squawker Lisa that ended in a shambles for my team. Lisa spent two innings on a long, slow-moving drink line because she wanted to check out the Malibu party deck and got back to our seats in the top of the sixth. She looked at the scoreboard and said, "Holy bleep, it's still a no-hitter!" On the...