Mets Game 84: Win Over Reds
Mets 3 Reds 0
Perhaps tired of leaving things in others’ hands, Johan Santana said, “I’ll do it myself”.
Santana pitched all nine innings, shutting out the Reds on 3 hits. Not only did he refuse help from the bullpen, but he also supplied all the runs he needed via a solo homer — the first of his MLB career.
The offense did give him a couple insurance runs, but he did not need them. He is a man!
It was all about Johan Santana, who was masterful and pitched like a true ace for the first time in a long time.
Santana’s homerun came after seeing a dozen pitches in a hard-fought at-bat vs. emergency starter Matt Maloney, who had filled in for the ailing Aaron Harang. Harang is dealing with a chronic back issue.
Jose Reyes returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Jason Bay drove in the other two Mets runs with a two-out single in the sixth.
Next Mets Game
The rubber match begins at 7:10 PM on Wednesday night. Jon Niese goes to the mound against Bronson Arroyo.