Posted June 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings, Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and the New York Mets beat Baltimore 5-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight shutout of the Orioles. Santana followed R.A. Dickey's second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter on June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, which won by the same score Monday night in the series opener - a rematch of the 1969 World Series won by the Miracle Mets. It was the second time this month that Santana and Dickey have thrown back-to-back shutouts. Dickey followed Santana's no-hitter against St. Louis by blanking the Cardinals. The two then flip-flopped in the rotation to give Santana extra rest after he threw a career-high 134 pitchers in the franchise's first no-hitter. Santana (5-3) had a pair of shaky outings after that, but he was back in fine form against the suddenly punchless Orioles. Making his first start at home since the no-hit gem, the le...

Johan returns to form after two rough outings

After two sub-par starts (10 IP/10 ER) following his no-hitter on June 1st, New York Mets starter Johan Santana returned to form on Tuesday night.  The left-hander tossed six scoreless frames leading NY to a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles; collecting his fifth win of the 2012 season in the process: Santana had struggled with his command during his previous two starts, walking...

Lucas Duda and the longest on-base streaks in Mets history

A double in the sixth inning Sunday extended Lucas Duda’s streak or reaching base to 20 games. It’s the career-best mark for Duda and he has moved past Josh Thole for the second-longest streak this season, trailing only the 23-game stretch posted earlier by David Wright. It got me wondering what the longest streak in team history is. It turns out that I was unable to find...

Mets need Duda to continue to provide power

Nobody is going to mistake the 2012 New York Mets for a team of power hitters.  The clubs 55 homers on the season rank 24th in baseball and only one player has reached double-digit jacks for the year, Lucas Duda.  The 26-year-old lefty is in his third season and has proved to be the one reliable source of power for New York in 2012. Duda’s eleven long balls lead the team, as...

Santana and Mets shut out Orioles 5-0 again

As soon as the Orioles showed up at Citi Field, their offense disappeared. R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana had a lot to do with that. Santana pitched six sharp innings, and Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer to help the New York Mets beat Baltimore 5-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight shutout of the Orioles. ''We've run into two guys on the top of their game, and...

The Mets starting pitchers continue to sizzle

Inconsistency has plagued the New York Mets bullpen but their starting pitchers have put together a 3.51 ERA on the season, which is currently good for third best in all of baseball. Photo by Michael G. Baron With R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana providing arguably the best 1-2 punch in the majors, it’s not surprising that a rotation rounded out by Jonathon Niese (4-3, 3.82 ERA)...

Johan blanks O’s, Mets win 5-0 again

It was a different night but the same story for the Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. The Mets got another sterling performance from a starting pitcher who was previously thought to be washed up, and the offense was boosted by a home run from a left-handed slugger. Even the score was the same as Monday night, as the Mets defeated Baltimore once again by the score of 5-0. Johan Santana...

Mets Notes: Ike Davis Heating Up, Duda Streaking, Dickey Domination, Wright One Away From HoJo

IKE DAVIS: Singled in the second inning yesterday to extend his hitting streak to a season-high eight games. Davis is hitting .478 (11-23) during the span…The streak is the second longest of Davis’ career and trails only an 11-game run last season from April 17-April 29. He is tied for second in the NL and tied for fifth in the majors with 12 walks this month. LUCAS DUDA: Singled...

Game Preview: Mets vs. Orioles 7:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets () will take on the Baltimore Orioles tonight at 7:10 PM EDT, in Queens. The Mets will try to complete the three-game sweep with a win tonight. Tonight’s Lineups: ***Lucas Duda is out of tonights lineup with a tight hamstring.***   Mets Wed. lineup vs. Orioles: Torres-CF, Valdespin-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-RF, Rottino-LF, Davis-1B, Turner-SS, Nickeas-C, Gee-RHP...

The Mets Are Exaclty Who I Thought They Were

“The Mets are exactly who I thought they eere” Get swept, sweep someone else, get swept again….That’s pretty much the theme of a .500 baseball team. If you look back at the Mets schedule since their 4 game series against the Padres at the end of May, these are the results. L,W,W,W,L,W,L,W,W,W,L,L,L,W,L,L,L,W,W,W,L,L,L.  12-12 with three 3-game winning streaks and three 3...
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