Rained out last night, Johan Santana tries again. It’s a bright, sunny day, but what’s going on with this team hasn’t changed in the last 24 hours.
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We are one-quarter into this season, and for as erratic as the Mets have been, they are two games out of first.
It’s a simple question really, do you believe they’ll turn it around or not?
IN A NUTSHELL (Mets, 7, Yankees 4).
Johan Santana pitched a strong game and settled down after Brian Schneider blocked the plate to get the Johnny Damon for the first out in the fourth inning. The offense played well.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
David Wright on a connection between the meeting and hitting: “It does look good to play well after a meeting.”
Willie Randolph on the offense: “When we’re hitting like that it takes the pressure off everybody. We haven’t had that in awhile.”
Brian Schneider on the play at the plate: “I had the plate blocked. The throws were good. Everything happened so quickly.”
1ST INNING: Andy Pettitte strikes out the side and Derek Jeter continues to torment the Mets. NYY 2, Mets 0.
2ND INNING: On the plus side of Alou getting picked off. There’s one less strike out and one less runner to be stranded in scoring position.
3RD INNING: Schneider saves a run. Let’s see if it becomes a wake-up call.
7TH INNING: Mets finally tack on some runs. That’s 10 homers allowed by Santana. Mets 6, NYY 3.
9TH INNING: Billy Wagner works more than an inning for the first time this season to earn his ninth save. Mets 7, NYY 4.
-Ryan Church has hit safely in 16 of 18 road games.
-Johan Santana is 4-0 with a 2.98 ERA lifetime against the Yankees.
-Carlos Beltran has a nine-game hitting streak.
-Moises Alou played his first game at Yankee Stadium after 1,936 career games.
Until we meet tomorrow, have a good night folks.