Amazin’ in every sense. Johan Santana, coming back from major surgery does what no other Met has ever done. A New York Met player has finally threw a no-hitter.
Just some random thoughts about the craziness of all this as I attempt to contain myself.
This could not have happened to a better guy.
Yes there was a blown foul call down the 3rd base line that would’ve produced a hit for the Champion Cardinals and continued the streak of no no-hitters for this Mets franchise. But as a Mets fan, it seems we’ve been on the opposite end of that more ofter than not and for that I say, “it is what it is”.
Oh and it was Carlos Beltran who hit that and should’ve broke the no hitter at that point. Imagine another Mets one-hitter with Carlos Beltran getting the one hit? That’s actually something that would happen to this franchise. But not today.
Once again the Mets were trending on Twitter. The Mets lit up the local, national and worldwide Twitter trending board. The local list was basically Mets owned depending on when you checked.
Johan Santana did this against the champions, and the best offense in the National League. Cardinals are best in hits, home runs, RBI’s, AVG, OBP, SLG, and OPS.
What about the 8′s? Gary Carter was without a doubt somewhere watching! Mets scored 8 runs on 8 hits with Johan Santana striking out 8 batters.
The unbelievable Mike Baxter catch in left field, crashing into the wall shoulder first at top speed, and has to leave game due to injury. Does Santana buy him a Rolls Royce, a house? It might be worth more than Baxter’s salary.
And how about a little credit to Josh Thole. His first game back from head injury and calls a no-hitter! Although Santana probably led that, Thole gets a ton of credit and goes into the history books in a major way.
Terry Collins having a conniption with Johan Santana’s pitch count above 130, ending at 134.
2 near collisions that could’ve ruined this, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and I believe it was shortstop Omar Quintanilla on a shallow fly ball to left in the 7th. Then in the 8th inning it was Daniel Murphy almost colliding with Quintanilla on a bloop infield pop up.
After 35 one-hitters, the no-hitter will never haunt this franchise again. It only took 50 years and 8,020 games.
Finally, wasn’t supposed to downpour all night? A little credit to the rain for holding off until after the game was over.
There is something strange going on with this team, and it’s good for change.