Johan Santana celebrates the final out at Shea on Saturday. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com
In the second-to-last regular-season game at Shea, Johan Santana stepped up on three days' rest and breathed life into the Mets' playoff hopes by completely mowing down the Marlins. The ace looked fired up as he shut down each inning, bringing his team closer in a must-win situation.
BATTING 2B: Martinez, R (3, Nolasco). TB: Beltran 2; Wright, D 2; Martinez, R 2; Reyes. RBI: Delgado (115), Martinez, R (3). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, R; Santana, J. SF: Delgado. GIDP: Delgado. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Reyes (56, 2nd base off Nolasco/Baker, Jo).