Mets Game 114: Win Over Rockies

Mets 4 Rockies 0

Johan Santana bails out the Mets by pitching a complete-game, 4-hit shutout.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Game Notes

Santana struck out 10 and walked 2, expending only 115 pitches. It is his second brilliant outing in a row. And it was indeed awesome — albeit, a bit late. Too little, too late … the Mets needed this version of Santana about three months ago. At this point, it doesn’t matter.

Jose Reyes went 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases, a run scored, and an RBI.

Carlos Beltran finally broke out of his slump, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Again, too little, too late, I’m afraid.

In the first inning, Ron Darling noted that Fernando Martinez looked overmatched last year, but didn’t look overmatched thus far this year. F-Mart had been to the plate 7 times when Darling made that comment.

Special thanks to “AC Wayne” for providing a succinct game recap in the comments section in my absence (that doggone “work” thing keeps me from watching day games live!).

Next Mets Game

The Mets open a weekend series hosting the Phillies beginning with a Friday night game that begins at 7:10 PM. R.A. Dickey faces Cole Hamels.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. AC Wayne August 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Jose Reyes remained consistent at the plate by going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, not to mention his two stolen bases, nice to see Jose, Jose, Jose tearing up the base paths, Santana proved again why his is the ace of the Mets staff and an exceptional second-half pitcher to boot by throwing a complete-game shutout, the team’s 17th overall this season, Beltran found his grove at the plate for once by going 3-for-3, if it’s any consolation, the Mets have won three out of their last five games and will attempt to win back-to-back games since June 23rd tom’row night against the Phils, with the exception of K-Rod’s misfortunes off-the-field, another positive victory for the Metsies.
    • Joe Janish August 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm
      Thanks AC Wayne !!