Here are your news and notes for today:
- The Mets won yesterday, beating the Braves by a score of 1-0. Johan Santana was stellar in his first big league start in 19 months, tossing five scoreless while holding the Braves to just two hits. You can read recaps at Real Dirty Mets, ESPN New York, and Mets Merized Online.
- Speaking of Johan, he said he felt great after the start yesterday. He threw 84 pitches and was pulled by Terry Collins after five innings.
- The Mets paid tribute to Gary Carter before yesterday’s game in a well-liked ceremony.
- Marc Normandin of Baseball Nation takes an in-depth look at the career and future of Jonathon Niese.
- Anthony DiComo does a little reviewing of the Mets’ minor league system.