Johan Santana will come in and save the day: that is one statement the Mets can confidently say. After watching the Mets blow another game, it will be pleasant to watch Johan pitch. He is what keeps us Met fans safe. The man is a gamer, and is the best thing the Mets have had since Seaver in '69.
Johan will be entering tonight's game with a 7-2 record, which could easily be 11-0, with a 1.77 ERA. Those are some nice numbers, and facing an underachiever in Duke, the Mets should give a licking to the Pirates. Even if we score two runs, this should be a “W” in the record books.
I feel Johan will get eight innings tonight, and personally hand it over to K-Rod; I think all Mets fans would prefer it that way. I feel if Johan can hit his spots against a weak Pittsburgh lineup, we should be in great shape.
Pittsburgh, which is a top ten in strike-out in the MLB, should have a head-ache with Johan. Let's all hope that Jerry gets smart and lets Johan go to work, and keeps him in the game. Someone should tell the Mets not to worry about scoring 6-7, since all they need to do is score 2-3. In reality, let's hope the Mets can be calm, do what they have to do, and let Johan do everything else.
I think I speak for all Mets fans, when I say that watching Johan go eight and K-Rod finishing it up, would feel good after watching last night's game. Any type of win would feel good after last night. Losing tonight would really mentally give a huge blow to the Mets. I don't see that happening, though not with the savor Johan on the mound. I'm calling it a Mets win, 3-1 tonight. I know it's not really a hard pick, but it never is with Santana on the mound.