Sunday, May 27, 2012

Santana brilliant in shutting down Padres

Seems like a lot of writers wrote off Johan Santana in their preseason forecasts, saying the ace was aging and injured, and we’ve seen his best days.

Looks like Johan has something to say about that.

Santana went the distance to shut out the Padres 9-0, getting more dominant as the game went on.

Now, to be fair, Santana must think he has to pitch a complete game shutout to sniff a win, given the Mets lack of scoring when he’s on the hill and our shaky bullpen.

But the bats were out in force on Saturday, with Scott Hairston launching a three-run blast, Vinny Rottino getting his first Major League homer and Mike Nickeas smacking a grand slam.

Normally we’d proudly hoist the Victory Flag to celebrate this accomplishment, but Old Glory gets the spot of honor on Memorial Day Weekend.

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