MLB Game Summary - Baltimore at NY Mets|
(Tuesday, June 19th)
Final Score: NY Mets 5, Baltimore 0
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - It wasn't quite Dickeynsian, but Johan Santana
helped the Mets to their second straight shutout with a 5-0 win over the
Orioles on Tuesday.
Santana (5-3) went six innings, allowing four hits and striking out five in
his third start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history.
Still, his recent production will undoubtedly be overshadowed by R.A. Dickey,
who tossed his second consecutive one-hitter on Monday in the opener of this
three-game interleague series.
Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch each added a scoreless frame on
Tuesday to complete the shutout.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single
for the Mets, who were swept by the Reds over the weekend.
Tommy Hunter (3-4) gave up five runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in the
"Tonight we had some opportunities, we just didn't come through," said Orioles
center fielder Adam Jones. "It's frustrating, but it's part of the game."
Santana had pitched to a 9.00 earned run average in two starts since his June
1 no-hitter but he rarely ran into trouble on Tuesday. In the fourth he worked
around a leadoff single by J.J. Hardy and a one-out double from Matt Wieters
by fanning Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce in succession.
In the bottom half, Reynolds made a diving stop on Daniel Murphy's bases-
loaded grounder up the first base line. He forced out Murphy, but David Wright
crossed the plate on the play, scoring the only run New York would need.
Santana popped out Reynolds with runners on first and second to end the sixth
and Duda made it 3-0 in the home half, sending a towering homer over the fence
in right -- his 11th of the season.
Valdespin singled in front of that blast and capped the scoring an inning
later when he slapped a two-out base hit up the middle to score Josh Thole and
"That no-hitter took it out of him," Mets manager Terry Collins said of
Santana. "I'm not sure the adrenaline didn't wipe him out for a week but I
thought he was much sharper today."
Santana is 2-1 since the no-hitter...The Mets have won five straight over the
Orioles dating back to June 11, 2010...Wright has a hit in 10 straight
games...The Orioles haven't homered in five straight contests, their longest
stretch since another five-game span in 2010.
06/20 00:42:53 ET