Bullpen wastes Santana’s solid start

When your ace starting pitcher gives you eight solid innings and leaves you up 5-2 in the ninth, you’re pretty much expecting a happy blog post.

But with Billy Wagner suffering from shoulder muscle spasms, the Mets bullpen gave up six ninth-inning runs to squander a more than win-worthy performance by Johan Santana.

This is not the way to start a three-game series with your co-N.L. East leaders … or should I say former co-N.L. East leaders, as the Mets are now a game back

Pat Burrell’s single to left in the first killed Santana’s no-hitter bid, marking the 7,420th time a Mets pitcher has failed in that department. One positive is that Santana surpassed 1,500 career strikeouts.

Not much more to say about this game

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