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.
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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.