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.