Santana pitched brilliantly. Left the game in the 5th after throwing 99 pitches and striking out seven. The mets were clining to a slim lead… Wait, I have seen this film before, I hate how it ends.
Ahh..but this is the directors cut, alternate ending. In the 2009 version Sean Green (not the Jewish guy), J.J. Putz and K-Rod pitched 3 1/3 innings allowing no hits and more importantly no runs.
Seriously? This is awesome.
The Mets collapsed the last three years because a terrible bullpen put pressure on everyone to perform at a level that they simply could not. The hitters ground their bats into saw dust knowing that no lead was big enough. The starters were so worried about handing the game over to the pen that they put themselves repeatedly in situations that led to failure.
All of that is done now. 2009 is awesome.