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Ace Material: Mets 1, Brewers 0

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Game Result

SB Nation Coverage

* Boxscore
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* Brew Crew BallGamethread

Recap

  • With the win, Johan Santana now has 27 strikeouts and just five walks in 19.2 innings.
  • J.J. Putz and Francisco Rodriguez each recorded two strikeouts in the eight and ninth innings, respectively. The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the seventh and their two ace relievers shut things down, just like they drew it up over the Winter.
  • Mets pitchers combined to shut down the Brewers, allowing six singles and zero walks while striking out eleven.
  • Omir Santos scored the winning run and completed a strike-em-out, throw-em-out double play to end the game in the ninth. Tell Brian Schneider to take his time getting healthy.
  • Gary Sheffield started in left and looked far from awful. I don't expect him to bring much range to the table, but he certainly had some idea of how to play out there.

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Win Probability Added

Big winners: Johan Santana, +45.3% WPA, Francisco Rodriguez, +16.8% WPA
Big losers: David Wright, -11.9% WPA, Carlos Delgado, -11.8% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Cora sac bunt plus error in seventh, +14.5% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Church lineout double-play in sixth, -12.8% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +74.5% WPA
Total batter WPA: -24.5% WPA
GWRBI!: Jose Reyes

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by zmanmetfan; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 zmanmetfan 79
2 putz-rod.com 62
3 Gina 59
4 Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright 43
5 Prince 39
6 DoctorK16 26
7 itsmetsforme 19
8 englishgrey 14
9 cjmulrain 13
10 jaronson5 10