Mets Game 69: Win Over Orioles
Mets 5 Orioles 0
Another day, another shutout.
Mets Game Notes
Johan Santana bounced back with a fairly strong start, shutting out the O’s through six on four hits and two walks, striking out five. Does this mean he’s out of the woods in regard to the no-hitter afterglow? Let’s hope so.
Nice to see three members of the bullpen not bungle the victory.
All of the firepower came from Lucas Duda and Jordany Valdespin. Even though Daniel Murphy also drove in a run, you have to wonder: shouldn’t Valdespin be given a shot to take the second base job? What has Murphy done through nearly 70 games to earn ownership of the position? What has he done lately to suggest he is the answer there? Though, I have just droppEd Murphy from my fantasy team, which means he is guaranteed to go on a hot streak and erase all doubts.