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Mets: Nothing Supernatural Sunday About Johan Santana

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Johan Santana would have become the ace of the Yankees after the 2007 season, if the club agreed to include Phil Hughes in a proposed trade with the Twins. The Yanks at the time overvalued Hughes, and the deal fell through.

Now, Santana leads the Mets. On Sunday the left—hander took a historic beating in the Bronx. He allowed nine earned runs for the first time in his career in a Yankees’ 15—0 romp.

Santana allowed nine earned runs on nine hits in three plus innings and saw his ERA soar from 2.39 to 3.29.

Santana’s major problem on Sunday was a lack of velocity. His fastballs hit only 89—90 mph on the radar gun. That didn’t provide enough of a contrast with his vau...

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