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  1. Top 10: Best pitching performances (part 2)

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe best-pitched game in Mets history was this near-perfectoThis is the third in a series of top 10 lists we will be generating on the Mets this month. We've previously covered the Mets most notable home runs (part 1|part 2) and best defensiv...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. How the 2013 Mets make the playoffs

    Mark Simon

    US Getty ImagesThe Mets need huge seasons from Johan Santana, Ike Davis and David Wright to have any hopes of 2013 success. Let's be honest: The trade of R.A. Dickey has given Mets fans every reason to punt on the 2013 season. Yes, you're looki...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  3. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Cubs)

    Mark Simon

    The Mets slogged into the All-Star Break by losing two of three to the Cubs for the second time this season. Let's take a quick look at some of the statistical highs and (mostly) lows from the series. Stat of the Series: Parnell brings the heat M...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  4. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Yankees)

    Mark Simon

    U.S. Presswire-The Star-Ledger/Tim FarrellThe chagrined look on Johan Santana's face expressed how the Mets felt after getting swept.The Mets have lost six of seven after getting swept in Yankee Stadium by the Yankees for the first time since 2003. W...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  5. Santana's no-hitter a long time coming

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire/Tim FarrellIt took 51 seasons for the Mets to celebrate a pitching performance of this nature.Johan Santana spent more than 19 months waiting to pitch in a major league game after injuring his shoulder in September, 2010. That was not...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  6. Halladay's historic home-mound hurling

    Mark Simon

    One of the neat things about this being such a fine season for pitching is that there are some great examples of incredible home-field dominance by moundsmen. Angels starter Jered Weaver continued his remarkable season pitching in spacious Anaheim...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  7. 2010's significant developMets (Part II)

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo There were moments of both jubilation and despair for the 2010 Mets pitching staff. As we mentioned in our last piece, The Year of the Pitcher took on special meaning for the Mets this season, as with their offense struggling, the team's o...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  8. 2010's significant developMets (Part I)

    Mark Simon

    Getty Images There was not enough Jose Reyes flying around the bases and too many frustrating strikeouts for David Wright in 2010. While the other New York team is getting ready for its first postseason game, the other is retooling for 2011. The ne...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  9. August's significant developMets

    Mark Simon

    Andrew Burton/Getty Images Ike Davis was among many Mets who had an August to forget. I've done these pieces now to review May, June, and July previously, and I can tell you that the August version of this month-in-review feature was by far the...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  10. Game 114: Rockies @ Mets

    Mark Simon

    2:30 p.m. Most important on-field takeaways from this game ... 1- Johan Santana went nine on a day in which the Mets were closerless. He earned his eighth career shutout and got the Mets a series win. 2- Carlos Beltran had some of his best swin...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  11. Santana's July has nothing on Gooden

    Mark Simon

    This has been some kind of amazing month for Johan Santana, and who saw it coming? We certainly didn't, not after the struggle that was June. Ray Stubblebine/AP Mets Hall of Fame inductee Dwight Gooden dominated in September, 1985, like no ...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  12. Santana's no Roger Craig

    Mark Simon

    Our colleague Jayson Stark sent a Tweet that rattled around my brain for a few hours Sunday evening. It told how Johan Santana has made 12 starts this season in which he's pitched at least six innings and allowed one run or fewer (In researcher wo...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  13. Five things to know on Santana's feat

    Mark Simon

    The last time that Johan Santana pitched a shutout (September 27, 2008 against the Marlins), the circumstances were a little more arduous. For one thing, the Mets were down a game in the standings with two to play. And for another, he was pitchin...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  14. June's significant develop'Mets'

    Mark Simon

    If we view May as the month in which the Mets fortunes turned, June is the month in which they established themselves as a contender for a postseason spot. In other words, it's the time when they became legitimate (or, as we prefer, legitiMET). It...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  15. Santana's 'Twin'ning Ways

    Mark Simon

    While Joe Torre renews acquaintances with the Yankees this weekend, the Mets will be having a reunion weekend of their own, with Johan Santana's start against the Twins on Saturday at Citi Field. There's lots of interesting material related to San...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  16. Johan not getting Strike 3

    Mark Simon

    There's been some blogosphere buzz regarding Johan Santana and his decline in both fastball velocity and strikeouts, and we've previously addressed the subject in a couple of places. Let's update our look at his strikeout decline here. Santana is ...

    Blog | June 19, 2010