Time For Mets To Worry About Santana

It’s time for the Mets to be concerned about Johan Santana. Since his no-hitter, Santana has made seven starts, giving up at least four runs in four of them.

Santana has given up 13 runs on 21 his in his past two starts, including four homers. He has lost three of his past four starts, with the common thread being an inability to stop a big inning.

Is this all related to making 134 pitches in the no-hitter? I don’t know. What I do know is Santana is on pace to finish 11-11.

The Mets babied Santana earlier this season, and maybe it is time to do so again. The only problem being when he leaves the game it is turned over to the bullpen.

5 thoughts on “Time For Mets To Worry About Santana

  1. RA had similar issues in the same time frame.

    He seems to have pulled out of his funk.

    Let us hope Johan can do the same.

  2. I don’t think it is related to one start with 134 pitches.

    I think it may be related to missing so much time and perhaps he is going through a dead arm phase or something similar.

    I’m not so worried. He had good and bad starts during this time, as have most of the starters on the team.

    • What a loss. Why do Met fans love 4A players? I guess Met fans really enjoy the losing.

      • Dude,

        It’s depth. Perhaps your team is composed of 25 players who all start 162 games a year.