Johan Santana took the mound for the first time this spring and looked pretty good doing it. He went 2.2 innings giving up three runs on four hits after throwing 47 pitches. He did give up a long home run to Dan Uggla to left field. But his pitches looked pretty sharp.
Santana’s fastball was in the low 90′s and his changeup was excellent as usual. There doesn’t appear to be any need to worry about the sore elbow that kept Santana on the sidelines for the first few weeks of the spring.
Oh, and by the way the Mets lost the game 16-8 after Tim Redding was torched again. More on the race to see who can lose the fifth starter spot in the rotation later.
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