March 9.10: Santana hammered.

It wasn’t a good day for Johan Santana, who gave up four runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings in today’s loss to Houston.

Santana, who is coming off elbow surgery was clocked in the low 90s and reported no discomfort or pain.

“They made me work today,’’ Santana told reporters. “They were swinging right away. But I felt good because I was able to throw all of my pitches.

“I was a little bit off with my mechanics, releasing the ball. That’s part of spring training. That’s what we’re here for, trying to make adjustments and throw all of my pitches. The good thing is I felt good. I didn’t feel any problem in my arm. So that’s good.’’

Also today:

* Mike Pelfrey’s threw today and said his bruised right knee is fine and he’s on for Thursday’s start.

* Francisco Rodriguez threw in the bullpen today. He’ll throw again tomorrow and is scheduled to pitch Saturday.

* Fred Wilpon returned to Port St. Lucie.

* Jenrry Mejia is still turning heads but GM Omar Minaya said he’s still slated for the minor leagues. The Mets are stretching out Mejia’s outings to build up his stamina to be a minor league starter.

7 thoughts on “March 9.10: Santana hammered.

  1. Its Spring training. I didnt see anything horrible or horrendous SO I am happy.
    Lets see what comes of it.

  2. Off-season waiver claim Jay Marshall is being returned to the A’s because of a pre-existing injury.

    On the surface, this looks like the Mets being cheap, wanting their money back and not being interested in paying for Marshall’s medical bills.

    However, this conveniently opens up a spot on the 40-man roster, paving the way for one of the non-roster candidates.

    I’m putting my money on Santos going next.

  3. Tiffany: I don’t see any way you can come to the conclusion they are cheap by doing this.

  4. Tiffany: I am with Steve-O on this one.
    we have way too many injured players in the past in currently to take on another special project.