Homer Bailey fretted for a moment as first baseman Joey Votto reached to pluck the ball out of the air for the final out. What next? Raise both arms in celebration.
So this is how the Johan Santana era ends for the Mets. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with yet another injury announcement.
Frankie Vanderka pitched a couple of extra innings for his second career no-hitter.
Johan Santana gave up his fifth grand slam as a Met on Friday, which according to Elias, broke a tie with Ron Taylor, Tug McGraw, Al Leiter and Armando Benitez for the most allowed in club history.
Prior to the opener of the second round of the Subway Series on Friday night, the four-time All-Star was presented with a key to New York City by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Citi Field.
The Mets waited until the 8,020th game in franchise history for their first no-hitter. Now, 11 games later, New York hopes MLB will hand them another one.
Dickey, who characterized the Mets’ appeal as a “Hail Mary,” didn’t sound all too positive that he’d welcome the unlikely ruling.
When Craig shared his disapproval of the Mets continued attempts to profit off of Johan Santana’s no-hitter – the franchises first ever ‘no-no’ – Boomer chimed in and called the whole hoopla surrounding the feat ‘overblown.’
The Mets expect the injury to take about six weeks to heal. Naturally, though, as is generally the case with sports injuries, the expected recovery time does not generally translate to a return to full competition.
There should be some serious juice for this year’s Subway Series. And Johan Santana will just add to the excitement when he takes the mound Friday night.
Gavin Cecchini went to New York for a pre-draft workout and wound up a witness to one of the greatest nights in Mets history.
It has become an annual rite of spring-slash-summer. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and WFAN host Steve Somers, talking Mets baseball. Only there was something different about this year’s chat.
Mets ace Johan Santana will get two extra days of rest after his no-hitter.
Long before they ever met, Howie Rose and Gary Cohen could well have heard each other cheering, as they roared along with the crowd.
The Mets shuffled their rotation following Johan Santana’s no-hitter and recalled infielder Josh Satin from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday to replace injured outfielder Mike Baxter on the roster.