New York Mets: Johan Santana's Pitching Excels

Brian ElbergCorrespondent IApril 6, 2008

Let's go through the lineup, shall we?


Jose Reyes—All Star

Louis Castillo—Former All Star

David Wright—All Star

Carlos Beltran—All Star

Carlos Delgado—Former All Star

Ryan Church

Angel Pagan

Brian Schneider


The last three are not expected to hit big time, but should be great run producers.

Delgado had a good day, but it will be difficult to win if the first four hitters in the order go a combined zero for 13.  

Not to mention, I cannot remember the last time Louis Castillo got up to the plate and didn’t:


1. Hit a one bouncer to the second or first baseman

2. Bunt

3. Strikeout


Reyes, Castillo, Wright, and Beltran should all apologize to Johan Santana because you cannot pitch much better than he did today and get a loss.

Santana pitched seven innings with one run earned and an ERA of 1.4.

It seems unfair to give Santana a loss when he had one earned run, and the New York Mets scored one run.

The loss should go to Aaron Heilman. He gave up two runs on a two run shot of Teixeira in the eighth.

Tomorrow the Mets' second ace, Oliver Perez, takes a turn. And just maybe the first four hitters can scratch across one measly hit and lead the Mets to their third victory.