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Johan Santana’s Record Marred By Marlins’ Efforts

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Johan Santana should be 5-0.

Mets fans know that best, but Marlins fans probably know that second-best.

That is because both Santana's one loss and his no decision have come against Florida. As it happens, Johan has faced Josh Johnson in both contests.

Santana's loss is probably the most difficult to take in baseball. Pitchers expect to lose games when they give up tons of runs in a short amount of innings, but they do not expect to lose games in which they go seven innings and do not give up an earned run, which is what Santana did in his first game against the Marlins.

A two-run error allowed the Marlins to win that game, as Johnson and Santana had been engaged in a classic pitcher's duel.
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