Just One Loss Applesauce: Santana Shelled, Collins Takes Blame

June 8, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) before the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Meet the Mets

A week removed from the first no-hitter in Mets history, Johan Santana's start last night looked a little more like a home run derby. By the time the game was over, the Mets had lost 9-1.

Looking for someone to blame for last night's loss? Terry Collins says he's your man.

Ken Rosenthal writes about Terry Collins' new approach to managing.

Rob Neyer compares R.A. Dickey's string of outstanding starts to other four-start stretches of dominance by knuckleballers.

Ted Berg asks a very important question: Which of Mike Piazza's facial hair patterns was the best?

Josh Satin cleared waivers after the Mets designated him for assignment earlier this week. Jeffrey Paternostro threw a party.

Chris Young was activated from paternity leave before last night's game, and Pedro Beato was optioned to Buffaloto clear a spot on the roster for him.

ESPN New York breaks down some of the things that went right for Johan in his no-hitter.

Around the NL East

The Phillies beat the Orioles 9-6, and the Good Phight has you covered.

Here's the Federal Baseball recap of the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Red Sox.

Jason Heyward led the way as the Braves beat the Blue Jays in ten innings, and Talking Chop has more.

Not all of the Mets' division rivals won last night; the Marlins dropped a game to the Rays despite the fact that Jeremy Hellickson was a walk machine.

Around MLB

Six Seattle Mariners pitchers combined for a no-hitter against the Dodgers. Kevin Millwood had six no-hit innings to begin the game but had to leave because of a groin injury.

Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will be shut down for four weeks with a shoulder injury. That doesn't sound good.

Albert Pujols got a start at third base for the Angels last night. For those of you who play fantasy baseball, Pujols with third-base eligibility would be great, but there's no telling if he'll get enough games for that.

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