I heard a lot of static after last night’s game that the Mets were too impatient at the plate and didn’t try to work the count against Johan Santana, who threw 92 pitches and only struck out one.
The Mets ripped a few, but right at somebody. That stuff happens. The key was Minnesota getting a 5-0 lead in the second. Santana didn’t have to be cute and went right after the Mets.
Shawn Green told me Santana wasn’t grooving anything, but was consistently in the strike zone. If they took on Santana they were in immediate 0-1 and 1-2 holes.
They had no chance. None.