No, not that Santana. The other one. You know, Johan. 51 years into it, the Mets finally get a no hitter.
The charm of baseball is the bad call, the dropped pop fly, or the wild pitch. Last night’s game had charm. I liked the stupendous catch by Mike Baxter in left to rob Yadier Molina. How about the line drive that hit the line just over third in the sixth? The ball was fair to everyone in Citi Field except to the ump, Adrian Johnson.
Johnson declined to comment after seeing the replay. I told you Baseball was charming.
Santana took 134 pitches to close out the Cards. He had 8 strikeouts and walked five. His strength last night was that sneaky fastball and a change up that makes hitters look hard and wonder.
All 27,069 stood and cheered as Santana’s teammates mobbed the mound after the 27th out. A fitting end to a great performance. Mets fans everywhere can be proud
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