It wasn’t a classic game for Johan Santana, but he got enough run support to get the win. He went 7 innings giving up 6 runs (4 earned) and had 7 strikeouts and no walks. He overcame two errors by Luis Castillo and David Wright to get through 7 innings, which was critical with Francisco Rodriguez having pitched four days in a row.
The middle of the Mets lineup was devastating to the Giants today. Carlos Beltran, Gary Sheffield, and Wright had three hits apiece of the Mets 16 hits on the day. Randy Johnson was no match for the Mets offense giving up 7 runs in 4 innings of work. It’s painful to watch him throwing 89 mph fast balls now after seeing his glory years in Seattle and Arizona.
The Mets were running on the Giants again today as well with two more stolen bases. They’re seemingly running at will against their pitchers and Bengie Molina. It’s got to be embarrassing at this point for the Giants.
The Mets are putting an old fashioned beat down on the Giants this weekend at their home park. The team is really playing like a well oiled machine this month at 12-3 so far.