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Mets are undefeated!

“Who doesn’t want to have Santana on their ball club?” said Carlos Beltrán, who had two doubles and scored the Mets’ first run. “We feel blessed.”

It was a small dose of revenge, about six months too late, for how the Marlins marched into Shea Stadium last Sept. 30 and thrashed the Mets in the regular-season finale, an agonizing coda to a miserable two and a half weeks. Throughout spring training, on days when Santana started, he would invariably play down his role by repeating this mantra: he was not going to do anything crazy, he was only there to pitch. If what he offered Monday was nothing crazy — seven innings, two runs, three hits, eight strikeouts — the Mets will take that every time.

So, too, apparently, would the Mets fans here. As Santana walked toward the dugout after throwing his 100th and final pitch of the day, finishing off a swinging strikeout of Matt Treanor, they stood and hailed their new ace: St. Johan.

Mets in aught eight

2 Responses to “Mets are undefeated!”

  1. kj Says:

    That’s right.

  2. Ugarles Says:

    Pirates are undefeated!

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