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“3-1 coming to Molina… and a flyball to deep left… back goes Baxter onto the track and he MAKES THE CATCH! What a play!” ~ Gary Cohen, SNY
A boy from Whitestone, a childhood Mets fan, growing up in the shadows of Shea Stadium, has not only found himself playing for his beloved team, but also playing a significant role in preserving one of the most long-awaited and mesmerizing moments in the history of the franchise. At the expense of his own body, Baxter made an incredible grab in left field to keep the magic alive for Johan Santana’s history-chasing feat.
Last time I went to Citi Field, I asked Terry Collins what the general mindset of guys in the clubhouse was with players like Jason Bay and Mike Pelfrey on the DL. Collins replied with:
“They know they’ll have to deal with injuries, but the likes of Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston have to step up and pick it up for Jason. … That’s how you succeed in this game is you pick each other up when one of your players is down, we did it las...
BEST OF MAXIM
NEW YORK -- Mike Baxter gingerly pulled his T-shirt over his body, his left shoulder still tender from the aftermath of a catch that helped the team he grew up cheering make history. Baxter, who grew up in the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens, made the play of the game Friday night in Johan Santana's no-hitter, the Mets' first in 50 years. With one out in the seventh...
All of the New York Mets were absolutely ecstatic over Johan Santana’s masterful pitching dominance that gave the franchise it’s first no-hitter in over 50 years. I wouldn’t say they were full, hard-on erection excited, but from the looks of the post-game interview with coincidentally Mets starter R.A. Dickey, they were pleasantly plump.
Lets assume for a moment or hypothesize that the Mets will in fact make a genuine offer to David Wright whenever they deem themselves ready to do so at some point this season.
Let’s further assume that it will be a genuine offer, not a vaguely worded statement to the press about parameters that may have been done via fax, text or email and certainly not in person. A box of chocolates...
JUST ONE EXCEPTION
A St. Louis newspaper gave an asterisk to Johan Santana's no-hitter against the Cardinals. See what their reason was.
Johan Santana's no-hitter came at a cost to the New York Mets.
Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding catch to preserve Santana's no-hitter Friday night against St. Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list as well after straining his right hamstring during...
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that starting pitcher Chris Young is expected to remain with Triple-A Buffalo for one or two more starts as Sandy Alderson predicted earlier in the week.
Young took a huge step toward re-joining the Mets rotation after he tossed six scoreless innings yesterday in a start for Triple-A Buffalo. The 33-year old right-hander threw 87 pitches and...
The best story in baseball this season, keeps getting better. Sure, I’m a biased Mets fan. But I want to meet the real baseball zealot that isn’t grinning ear-to-ear at and pulling for one R.A. Dickey to continue his dominant early run. At this point in sports, there are few folks I’m happier to seeing having success – for so many reasons.
Johan Santana? More like No-han Santana, amirite? (*Rimshot. "I'll be here all week."*)
Santana tossed the first no-no in the history of the Metropolitans Friday night in an 8-0 victory over the Cardinals. It took Johan a career-high 134 pitches to complete the task and he was also aided by an incorrect call in the 6th inning.
Carlos Beltran's liner in that inning...
NY Mets pitcher Johan Santana and NYM manager Terry Collins post no hitter interviews via SNY.
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Santana's brief speech to the clubhouse.
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In an event most Mets fans never thought we would see, the club finally got a no hitter. Star Johan Santana pitched a gem for the first no hitter in the clubs 51 year history.
I will follow up with more details later, right now I am just enjoying the moment!
Watch the final out of Johan Santana's no-hitter
Is there a point where a player becomes too good for the level they are at, and at the same time it becomes counterproductive to stay at that level? Seems like a rhetorical question, and if so, has Zack Wheeler reached that point pitching for the Binghamton Mets? In his last three starts he has been lights out, dominant over a majority of the Double A batters he has faced. ...
The New York Mets twitter account has had a long standing tradition of tweeting #NotTonightBoss as opposing team after team would get their first hit -- keeping the Metropolitans from that elusive...
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As the Mets prepare to start a weekend set against the St. Louis Cardinals, all eyes will be on the return of Carlos Beltran, who comes into Citi Field with a blistering 15 homers to start the season.
The Mets plan to welcome Beltran with open arms, as a video package will air to honor the former Mets’ center fielder. Never in question was the reaction he’d get from the team...