Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2009
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were in full blown melt down mode come 2009. After the exciting-yet-ultimately-diappointing 2006 post-season, they suffered back to back collapses in ’07 and ’08 that saw them 1 win away from the playoffs. A series of injuries coupled with poor performance all around led to a 70-92 record and a 4th place finish. That didn’t stop them from sending 4 players to the All-Star Game in St. Louis.

Beltran was back at it in 2009, at least for the first half of the season. He ended up with a bone bruise in his knee that kept in out of the majority of the second half, as well as the ASG.

David Wright was making his third start in 4 All-Star games in 2009. HE went 1 for 2 with a run scored in 4 innings of play.

Santana was making his first All-Star appearance as a Met and his fourth over all. This was the last time he was named to an All-Star team. He did not appear in the game being as he pitched 2 days before the game.

This was the only time K-Rod was named to an All-Star team during his short tenure as a Met. He pitched a 1-2-3 top of the 9th to keep the N.L. All-Stars close at 4-3. Unfortunately, they couldn’t do squat against Mariano Rivera and lost the game. This would be the last time that that would happen.

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