Yankees 15 – Mets 0 June 14, 2009

The score pretty much says it all for this game. The Mets got rocked! These games will happen during the season. But Johan Santana got demolished for 9 runs in 3 innings. He pitched in the fourth inning but didn’t get an out. The Yankees scored 9 runs in that inning.

Santana has been slipping since May 16 when he gave up 4 runs in San Francisco. He hasn’t been nearly as good as he was for the first month and a half of the season. I’m hoping that he isn’t injured. But you have to wonder what the reason for the drop off in performance is.

I won’t really get into the Mets offense because there really wasn’t any. The only good thing is that Gary Sheffield is back hitting again. He went 2 for 3 today and had 2 home runs in the series against the Yankees. He’s back up to hitting .270 for the season, which is about where I’d expect him to be.

6.14.09

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4 thoughts on “Yankees 15 – Mets 0 June 14, 2009

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      Santana’s velocity is down slightly. His fastball is generally around 90 mph now instead of 92-93. Pitching coach Dan Warthen said after yesterday’s game that he thinks it may be due to a healed blister on his left middle finger causing Santana to grip the ball differently.

  1. TD

    To show how comparable the 2009 team is to the 2008 team:

    2008 – Met’s Record 30-31
    RS = 284 RA = 280
    2009 – Met’s Record 32-29
    RS = 284 RA = 280

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      Interesting stats. And if I recall correctly, it was June 17, 2008 when Willie Randolph was fired. Almost exactly one year ago. I’ve read that run differential is one of the best stat’s for tracking team performance. But the Mets have been so injured this season, I think they’re best baseball is ahead of them this year.

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