Mets 4 Rockies 0
Johan Santana bails out the Mets by pitching a complete-game, 4-hit shutout.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
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!).