THAT’S A NO-NO

Congratulations to New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana.

Santana tossed the first no-hitter in the history of the franchise.

Last night at Shea Stadium Santana shut down the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Santana threw 134 pitches on the night, 19 over his limit. Mets manager Terry Collins wanted to take him out but there was no way Santana was coming out of the game.

The Mets won the game 8-0. Santana walked 5 and struck out 8 on the night.

Let’s see what happens after 5 days of rest.

For all those years my man ‘Carmine’ pitched for the Mets, he was never able to throw a no-hitter.

-Steve

Hoops135@hotmail.com

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4 Responses to THAT’S A NO-NO

  1. jimmyvac says:

    It was exciting to watch and I am happy it was Santana …has come back from alot and is pitching great with a lack of run support. I saw Carmine
    Seaver’s near perfecto in 1969 against the arch rivan Cubs. Seaver wound up pitching a nohitter with the Reds in 1978.. I gotta rate this as one of my favorite moments as a Mets fan…

  2. David Cullen says:

    Couldn’t believe it. Congratulations to the Mets and Santana. Santana did what Seaver, Koosman, Matlack, Gooden, Cone, etc. didn’t do. Incredible. Now the only team in the league to NOT have had a pitcher throw a no-hitter is the team that entered the league seven years after the Mets did, the San Diego Padres. When I read about it in the Seattle Times today, and heard that the Mets manager Collins wanted to take Santana out “because he went over his 15 pitch limit,” my first response was “what’s wrong with these managers? Gaylord Perry, Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson and Ferguson Jenkins all pitched over 250 innings a season SEVERAL times, and all of those pitchers had satisfactory seasons into their late 30s. Seaver, as a White Sox member in 1985, was among the top 10 in victories in the AL. Jenkins, a workhorse if there ever was one, was in the top ten in ERA at the age of 37. When I see the league leaders in shutouts with 2 or 3 shutouts, I can’t identify with that one bit. OK, my tangent is over.

    Congratulations, New York and Johann Santana, on the first NO-hitter in Mets history!!!

    • hoopscoach says:

      Dave,

      I still don’t understand this “pitch-count” monitoring.

      Hope all is well.

      Too bad you guys don’t have the Sonics – they are doing very well.

  3. jim casey says:

    i usually agree with you two on pitch counts, but Santana is coming off serious surgery and i agree with protecting him–except when he has a no-no.

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