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Old 06-01-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Bad call aside, Santana's Game Score was 90, the sixth highest posted this season. Matt Cain and Phillip Humler remain tied at the top of the list with their 96 Game Scores.

Of the twenty best pitched starts of the year to date, Matt Cain, Brandon Morrow and now Santana are the only names appearing twice. Santana's two top twenty performance have been back to back. In his last outing before the no hitter he pitched a four hit, no walk, seven strikeout shutout against the Padres, registering a Game Score of 86, now the 17th best start of the year by anyone.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Chi sox... 9 in a row
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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Santana beat the best hitting team in the NL and WS champs. The call would have been questionable in the 9th but not in the 6th, anywhoot, it's the human element in MLB umpiring, time and again, could have gone either way, so it goes . . .Congrats to Johan Santana and to the New York Metropolitans no hitter!
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Melky Cabrera has begun June like it was still May, a single and a triple in his first two plate appearances. He was less fortunate in his third plate appearance tonight, fouling a ball off the plate which bounced straight up and struck Cabrera square in the family jewel box. Melky needed a couple of minutes to, as announcer Mike Krukow politely put it, "Get his wind back."

What was funny was that at one point while Melky was manfully walking it off, the Giants trainer popped out of the dugout and started toward Cabrera, who waved him back. I wonder what the trainer had in mind had he reached Cabrera. Squat down to make a close examination of the injury? Massage the damaged area?
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Santana beat the best hitting team in the NL and WS champs. The call would have been questionable in the 9th but not in the 6th, anywhoot, it's the human element in MLB umpiring, time and again, could have gone either way, so it goes . . .Congrats to Johan Santana and to the New York Metropolitans no hitter!
Considering the injuries he came back from, and his IMO very humble personality, I'd glad the first Mets no no belongs to him.

Met announcers have consistently indicated there is no one in the org as highly regarded by teammates. Inclduing Wright. I'm a Wright fan, but I can understand why Santana is revered by teammates.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I knew Santana would throw the Mets 1st no hitter
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I don't think anyone is expecting Melky to get 50 hits every month from now on. That pace would result in 300 hits for the year, beyond the reach of even Ichiro!
The point, which I failed to make, was that everything about Melky looks the same except for a increase in power. He's making contact at the same rate, swinging at pitches at the same rate, just hitting the ball a bit harder.

Expect similar batting averages, OBP's and slightly higher slugging
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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The point, which I failed to make, was that everything about Melky looks the same except for a increase in power. He's making contact at the same rate, swinging at pitches at the same rate, just hitting the ball a bit harder.

Expect similar batting averages, OBP's and slightly higher slugging
No, no. Your point was made and understood. My point was that your point was superfluous, no one was out there thinking that Cabrera has suddenly transformed into Joe DiMaggio and that we should expect his higher performance level to be sustained for the entire year. Well, at least I wasn't. I've been thinking that I've been watching a good ballplayer in his prime, having a good prime year so far.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Aroldis Chapman is one out away from the equivalent of a no hitter. He has recorded 26 outs since the last hit he had allowed. Sixteen of them were by strikeouts.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:36 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Finally, an Astros win (5-3 this afternoon over the Reds). They needed to break out of this streak (a week's worth of losing), and they managed to get things done today and snap out. Now, the Cardinals are coming to H-town tomorrow. The encouraging thing is that Jordan Lyles had a quality start, as he had to be the "stopper" today.

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Aroldis Chapman is one out away from the equivalent of a no hitter. He has recorded 26 outs since the last hit he had allowed. Sixteen of them were by strikeouts.
Very impressive.
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