Apparently, K-Rod wasn’t the only one who had the right to remain silent—so did the Colorado Rockies hitters yesterday at Citi Field. At a time when the New York Mets desperately needed a quiet, low-key victory, the team’s ace delivered just that.
Johan Santana never gave Mets manager Jerry Manuel the chance to take the ball from him and give it to the K-Rod-less bullpen Thursday. Santana threw nine shutout innings, surrendering just four hits in the 4-0 Mets win. The lefty fanned 10 Rockies, including the first three to start the game.
Now prior to the game yesterday, I thought the Mets should have gotten Ted Turner on the line to ask him if the team could star in a new Tyler Perry commercial showing this season’s highlights and having Jose Reyes at the end go, "TBS, very funny."
Or maybe Omar Minaya, Mets General Manager, should have called up Vince McMahon at the WWE and asked Vince to trade K-Rod for the Undertaker. After all, the Undertaker would fit right in with the dead Mets team playing right now. Plus, I have a weird feeling that if K-Rod were still on the team come September, he would not very much appreciate family members being present at the team’s funeral. (Just a hunch…especially his wife’s side, they’re a crazy bunch)
But these calls unfortunately were not made (possibly because K-Rod smashed his father-in-law’s head into a telephone pole at Citi Field, knocking out the Mets' direct line).
But instead the Mets and their FREE K-ROD sign-holding fans witnessed a gutsy, dominant pitching performance from No. 57.
Yes, the Mets are a joke right now and are slightly funnier to watch than ABC’s Rookie Blue, but just because the team is young and can’t buy back-to-back wins, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate one of the game’s best pitchers. Keep doin your thing Johan, thank you so much for not going to the Yankees.