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After 10 games, the Mets are 7-3 and one of the surprise teams in all of baseball. Their record is even more impressive when you consider that they are 6-1 against the Braves and Phillies, two teams which have had their way with the Mets in recent seasons and ones expected to compete for the division title while the Mets were supposed to finish in the basement.
But as surprising as the team’s start has been, equally surprising has been how they’ve achieved these strong results. Last year, the Mets finished sixth in the NL in runs scored and 13th in runs allowed. This year after 10 games their pitchers are fourth in runs/game and their batters are tied for 12th. And this change has come about despite the Mets playing six home games in Citi Field with the new drawn-in dimensions.
Each starting pitcher has been on the mound for two games. Here are their results:
JS – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
RD – 6 IP, 2ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
JN – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 0 HR
MP – 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 1BB...
BEST OF MAXIM
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After seeing Johan Santana struggle mightily against the Braves on Tuesday night, New York Mets fans were left to worry about more than just the outcome of the game. A loss to Atlanta is never easy to stomach, but for me the real reason to reach for the Pepto was the thought that the 33-year-old lefty may not have been right physically in what turned out to be the shortest start...
SANTANA: Tough go-around today.
Johan Santana must have got on the bad side of lady luck as he records only four outs in a 9-3 Mets defeat.
If you check the box score, you will see a line of 1.1 IP for Santana with 6 R(4 ER), 4 H, and a walk. Santana has never lasted less than three innings in a game, so this is the shortest outing of his career. I can assure you, however...
The New York Mets were finally defeated by the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field 9-3 behind Johan Santana's shortest outing of his career in which he allowed 5 runs in 1 1/3 innings.Johan Santana (1-1, 3.97 ERA) struggled from the outset as Jason Bay dropped a fly ball that eventually allowed Michael Bourn to score in the opening frame. The Braves didn't look back from...
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves finally beat the New York Mets, taking advantage of shaky defense to hand Johan Santana the shortest start of his career in a 9-3 victory Tuesday night.
Tyler Pastornicky's two-run double highlighted a five-run second that finished off Santana. Randall Delgado (2-0) won it for the Braves, who lost their first four games against the Mets this...
0.90: The ERA of Mets' ace Johan Santana through two starts and ten innings pitched this season. Good for 5th in the National League over that time. 1: The number of stolen bases by the team through the first ten games this season. Tied for last in MLB with the Tampa Bay Rays.2: The number of strike outs by David Wright. To date he is striking out one out of every twelve...
Rookie Tyler Pastornicky belted a two-run double to highlight a five-run second inning and Freddie Freeman also drove in a pair of runs as the host Atlanta Braves posted a 9-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
The victory was Atlanta's first in five tries versus New York this season.
Freeman capped an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI double and Pastornicky scored after advancing...
The starting pitching of our Metropolitan baseball club has been sublime so far this season. Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese have been on top of their games and been able to keep the Mets competitive despite an inconsistent first week of offense.
However, the job of a pitching rotation isn’t just a matter of quality, but quanitity as well. The more innings the starters...
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W: R. Delgado (2-0) L: J. Santana (0-2)
HR: NYM - None ATL - J. Francisco (1)
Rookie Tyler Pastornicky highlighted a five-run second inning with a two-run double and the Atlanta Braves snapped their skid against the New York Mets with a 9-3 victory Tuesday night at...
While others would have preferred that we focus on a Wilpon/Picard trial to get our Mets fill this season, I spent the better part of the offseason trying to keep your eyes in between the foul lines because it felt right, but also because it looked like something special was beginning to brew.
In January I said, “If Johan Santana pitches reasonably well and gives us 20 starts...
Earlier today I posed the question if the Mets were for real. Ten games is not enough of a window to jump on the bandwagon, but it is big enough to sense that there’s something positive going on.
1) David Wright is stroking the ball with authority. Even after missing several games he’s been consistently on, driving the ball to the opposite field which has always been a benchmark...
Good morning and welcome to another wild day of Mets baseball. Last night Johan Santana got shelled and New York ended up losing to Atlanta 9-3. Fortunately, the opportunity to get over the loss has come quickly, as today’s game begins at 12:10 PM. Daytime baseball!
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
3. David Wright, 3B
4. Ike Davis, 1B
5. Jason Bay, LF
The New York Mets (7-3) will try to win the series against the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field. The game will be played at 7:10 PM and can be seen on SNY.
Mets Tuesday lineup at ATL: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Bay-LF, Duda-RF, Thole-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Santana-LHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 17, 2012
Tonight’s lineup vs. NYM (7:10, FSS...
The 6-3 Mets are headed to the 5-4 Atlanta Braves tonight, for a re-match of the opening series in which the Braves appeared to sleep through their alarm for the early 1pm games.
The Braves got swept in New York, but since then have won 5 of their last 6 games. So we need to be careful with making assumptions about this week’s series.
Well for starters, the Braves have Chipper...
If there was any doubt that it all starts with pitching, especially starting pitching, then look back at the last two games. First Johan Santana tanked. Today, R.A. Dickey gives up eight runs in four and a third to send the Mets to their second straight loss. It's a shame to bang out fourteen hits, score six and lose. But when your starter can't come up with a quality start...