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Blog Roundup: First No Hitter Edition

There’s not much left to say at this point.  Last night marked the first truly memorable moment at Citi Field, the Mets finally have a no hitter (or is it no-hitter?…I’m not used to this, folks), and now we wait on pins and needles to see if Johan’s arm survived the night.

The Mets’ first no hitter has inspired terrific work by the Blogs:

  • Daily Stache reflects on the history of the moment, and how amazing his comeback has been.
  • Greg Prince has a must-read operatic recounting of the night, capturing the emotions of Mets fans as only he can.
  • Amazin’ Avenue has a very complex infographic on the history of Mets no hitters.
  • Real Dirty reflects on, among other things, the redemptive quality of last night’s game.
  • Mets Police links to the fabulous call of the final out by Howie Rose.
  • The Bitter Bill got a healthy dose of optimism from his son and Johan.
  • Mets360 recounts some notable tweets from last night.
  • Metstradamus writes about the possibility of the impossible.

8 runs, 8 hits, no errors for the Mets.  Nothing across for the Cardinals.


Johan Santana Teams Up with Mets for Tuesday’s Children

Johan Santana might have thrown a shutout against the Padres, but he made his best pitch to help those affected by 9/11/01. The Johan Santana Foundation and The Mets Foundation teamed up by donating $20,000 to Tuesday’s Children.

Tuesday’s Children announced a new effort to help Spanish-speaking families of the 9/11 community. They strike to help the families who lost loved ones in the attacks or had members that were first responders.

Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday’s Children, was extremely thankful. “Thanks to the generosity of Johan Santana and the unwavering support of the New York Mets, Tuesday’s Children will be able to strengthen outreach to Spanish-speaking family members and first responders.”

“We are deeply indebted to Johan, the New York Mets and the Wilpon family for their continuing commitment to our families.”

Santana is known for focusing his charity efforts in his hometown of Venezuela. “It was important to do something here in New York and the community, especially for the Spanish community,” said Santana. “It is very important and it’s a pleasure.”

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was on hand for event, congratulating Santana for his generosity.

Tuesday’s Children is a non-profit family service organization that aims to help those impacted by the events of Steptember 11, 2001. For more information, visit www.tuesdayschildren.org and www.johansantana.org.


Mets Game 42: Loss to Pirates

Pirates 5 Mets 4

When you score four runs early against the Pirates, the game is pretty much in the bag. After all, the Bucs are averaging under three runs scored per game, and “The Lumber Company” is specializing in balsa wood toothpicks these days.

But, there’s one way that poor offensive clubs score runs: when they are given more than three outs in an inning.