Santana dominant in Mets’ win

Posted: July 30, 2009 in Mets

I can’t help but be a little excited about the Mets’ play of late. Left for dead at 44-51, the Mets have now reeled off five straight wins. What’s better, most of these wins have been convincing victories over solid ballclubs. The Mets took Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader earlier this afternoon, 7-0, over the Colorado Rockies. Johan Santana was brilliant, rebounding from a terrible start against Houston by throwing seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball. He struck out eight and walked one, a truly encouraging performance by the Mets’ ace who has been up and down after a brilliant first two months of the season.
New York struck for five runs in the second off Jason Hammel, effectively ending the game early. The Mets used five consecutive hits to produce the first four runs – Cory Sullivan and Omir Santos drove in runs with RBI singles and then the powerful Angel Berroa, in the lineup today because Luis Castillo’s wife was giving birth, ripped a two-run double to make it 4-0. One batter later, Angel Pagan’s RBI single chased Hammel and the Mets were never threatened.
David Wright drove in the final two runs, including a well-struck RBI double in the seventh. The Mets go for the sweep (of both the doubleheader and the four-game set) later tonight when Jon Niese takes on Jorge De La Rosa. Let’s Go Mets!

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