Found August 16, 2012 on
Legend of Cecilio Guante:
Pitcher perfect(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
I’ve never seen a perfect game in-person. I’ve never seen a no-hitter for that matter. I am the guy who is a lifelong Mets fan who was invited on a Friday night in June to watch Johan Santana and the Mets. I am the guy who declined. Allllrighty then!
Anyway, the point is that the drama around a no-hitter, and even moreso a perfect game, is tremendous. I was at work during yesterday’s perfect matinee from King Felix and snuck off into a conference room for the final inning. Pure. Magic. And as good as it is to watch on TV, it has to be unforgettable in person. Luckily for us modern folk, the proliferation of camera-enabled smartphones, YouTube and the like, allow us to feel what it might be like from the stands. At least a little bit…
Our thanks to the following YouTube heroes who sacrificed (at least to some degree) rampant leaping and unbridled leg-shaking, high-fiving, chest-bumping and the like to capture video of the live event.
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I’m not sure where rock bottom is for New York Mets starter Johan Santana, but after becoming the first pitcher in team history to allow six or more runs in five consecutive starts, I’m sure this is close. Last night Johan was rocked by the Nationals and after the game his pitching coach Dan Warthen, when posed with the question of shutting down the former ace for the remainder...
Michael Morse connects for a grand slam against the Mets’ Johan Santana.
Mets just can’t keep any sort of winning streak going. Santana gets hit with two homeruns as Kelly Shoppach hits one of his own as Mets lose 6-4 to first place Nats.
Johan Santana is still plundering. Santana did go perfect through the first three innings with nine up and nine down. However, the fourth inning...
The Mets start a 3 game set against the Nationals tonight. Johan Santana who didn’t make it out of the 2nd inning last weekend gets the start. Johan who just back from his stint on the DL will have to prove that he can still get it done. Love the guy and I am hoping he isnt injured and is able to get back a little of his mo jo because he really look defeated after last weeks shalacking which
This milestone had never been accomplished by a New York Mets pitcher before, but it did not come with stunned gratitude by a fan base desperately waiting to see it finally occur. Instead, Johan Santana's season offered some cruel symmetry Friday night, when the first Met to throw a no-hitter back on June 1 earned a much more ignominious place in team history. He allowed...
It feels like forever since New York Mets starter Johan Santana has had a quality start. Coming into Friday night’s game, Santana had lost four straight starts and had given up a combined 27 runs in the process.
He went up to the mound to face the MLB leading Washington Nationals to open up a three-game series. Santana was cruising along early as he was showing the form that he...
JOHAN SANTANA: Looks to rebound from one of his worst career starts.
Ruben Tejada – SS
Andres Torres – CF
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Johan Santana – LHP
The Mets won a game yesterday! Today they try to make it two games in a row as they open up a series in DC with...
New York Mets (56-62) at Washington Nationals (73-45) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 20 6-8 4.586.12-45.368/11ATLL1.1880-39.119.29
R. Detwiler (L) 18 6-5 3.185.15-12.518/12@ARIL4.2341-118.22.89
All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond is expected to return when the National League East-leading...
Mets News and Notes:
Johan Santana (6-8, 4.58 ERA) opposes left-hander Ross Detwiler (6-5, 3.18) tonight as the Mets open a weekend series against National League East-leading Washington. A loss tonight would drop Santana three games under .500 in a season for only the second time in his career. He opened 2006 with Minnesota with three straight losing decisions (en route...
Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Ross Detwiler tossed six solid innings and the Nationals sent Santana to his fifth loss in the last five starts.
Handed a 2-0 lead, the two-time Cy Young Award winner was perfect...
The Mets won a game yesterday! Today they try to make it two games in a row as they open up a series in DC with Johan Santana taking Ross Detwiler. Johan will be making his second start since returning from the DL, and it can really only go up from here. On the season he is 6-8 with a 4.58 ERA and in his last start allowing 8 ER over 1.1 innings. In one start against the Nationals...
If one of the last resorts of 2012 for the New York Mets is to play spoiler for the top half of the NL East, it would be nice to see the Washington Nationals go down in flames down the stretch. The Mets have three games to be obnoxious at the home stadium of the National League’s best.
Coming off a night where it was all about young star-in-the-making Matt Harvey, it will be...
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W: R. Detwiler (7-5) L: J. Santana (6-9)
S: T. Clippard (26)
HR: NYM - K. Shoppach (6) WAS - M. Morse (12),B. Harper (11)
Michael Morse belted a grand slam and Bryce Harper added a two-run homer as the Washington Nationals edged the New York...
Coming home from one of their most stunning road trips of the season, the Washington Nationals (73-45) return to D.C. this weekend to face the New York Mets (56-62). The Nats only lost two of 10 games on their preceding road trip, which gave them not only the best away record in the majors (41-23), it put their road record ahead of all other teams' home records. During this series...
The Mets may have spared their blushes a little bit by winning their final game in Cincinnati, but now they have to head to the nation’s capital to play one of baseball’s hottest teams in the Washington Nationals.
What was a great start to the season for New Yorkhas quickly turned into another forgettable campaign. The Mets currently sit at 56-62 on the season...