Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Nothing ever comes easy for the Mets does it? This was one of those games where you come out of it with your nerves frazzled, your voice gone, and a sudden need for a new remote control for the HD. Johan Santana pitched brilliantly and tossed six scoreless innings before departing the game with a four-run lead. Santana was cruising along and his pitch count sat at 90, but Terry Collins saw fit to hand the game to our “revamped” and “vastly improved” bullpen… Big mistake. Jon Rauch came in to pitch the eight inning and after a single and two walks he quickly loaded the bases and exits the game with the bases juiced and two outs. In comes lefty-specialist Tim Byrdak to get pinch hitter Todd Helton out. That was the plan, but Helton instead belts a colossal grand slam home run to tie the game at 4-4. It was enough to make you want to scream like a banshee. It totally sucked for Santana who is now winless in his first five starts for the Mets this season despite a 2.25 ERA. Somehow, the...

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