Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Wait Is Over

New York Mets Record: 47-37

Current Streak: W1
Johan Santana came into Tuesday Night's games vs the Reds with a 5-5 record,one you don't see very much from this former Cy Young Award winner halfway through the year. Also, one other thing that you don't see very much of was that he hadn't pitched a shutout since 2008. And the Last thing was that he's hit no Major League HR's. Not to be harsh on him or anything,as you know,pitchers don't hit them often. But Yorvani Gallardo (Brewers) has hit 3 HR's THIS YEAR! No wonder he's an all-star! Johan was looking to change his fortune vs The Reds,who lead the NL in homers and runs scored, his chances didn't look very promising. In The 3rd Inning, Johan came up to bat. After a greuling 11 pitches, Johan finally hit one fair and it was going and gooooooooooing,hooking towards the the foul screen! Home Run!!!!!! His first Major League HR and it gave the Mets a 1-0 lead! Next, in the 6th, Hot Jason Bay came up with Jose Reyes on 3rd and Wright on 2nd, he hit it up the middle and both runs came into score. 3-0 Mets. Johan's bid of pitching a shutout got threatened in the 9th when the Reds had two men on with 1 out. Jerry Manuel came out to talk to Johan and asked "do you wanna go to the bullpen?" And Johan replied "I'll finish it" Jerry said no more as he walked back and hoped that Johan would keep his word. Johan did just that as he got Jonny Gomes to line out on a terrific play by Rookie Ike Davis. and then got Drew Stubbs to flie out for Johan's 7th career shutout. Johan was the First Mets pitcher to hit a HR and pitch a shutout in the same game since Kerry Falcone did it in 1981. HR Meter: Santana: (1(1))