Found March 31, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
With opening day less than a week away, it’s time to weigh in with a brand new edition of “3 Up & 3 Down”. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2012, the 50th anniversary season of New York Mets Baseball! 3 Up: The Return of Johan Santana:One word comes to mind when I think of Johan Santana; warrior. Who could forget Santana’s performance against the Marlins a few years back, with the season on the line? It’s plain to see in each and every start that Johan wants the ball, and he’s going to give you his all every time he takes the hill. If the season were to ride on one game, I would want Santana to be my pitcher. A healthy Johan means the Mets have a stud ace in their rotation, something that was sorely missed last season. The Ike & David Show: The fences at Citifield have been brought in which should help David Wright, and Ike Davis looks to be healthy even though he’s shown some signs of rust this spring. It should be a lot of fun to watch these two bat back to back in ...

Santana Had Shot For Pain Last Week

The New York Daily News' Andy Martino reported this morning that Johan Santana did in fact receive a shot for pain following his start last weekend.  The shot, which contained Toradol, was said to be general discomfort and recovery as opposed to shoulder specific pain.  Following the shot, Santana recovered to the point of being able to make his next scheduled start this past...

Santana will pitch opener for Mets

Johan Santana is officially the Mets' opening day starter. During a meeting Sunday with manager Terry Collins, the veteran lefty was told he is clear to pitch Thursday against the Braves at Citi Field. It will be Santana's first regular-season start since Sept. 2, 2010, when he tore the anterior capsule in his left shoulder. R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, Mike Pelfrey and Dillon...

Santana Could Officially Be Named Opening Day Starter On Sunday

Johan Santana successfully completed his simulated game this morning at Digital Domain Park. The Mets ace threw some simulated innings off one of the bullpen mounds and felt good afterward. “Today I had a good day,” Santana said. “I warmed up. Everything was good. Then I did a couple of ups and downs [simulating innings] with my bullpen. And I feel great.” According to...

Johan Santana To Start Opening Day For Mets

In a rare bit of goods for the New York Mets, staff ace Johan Santana seems to have completely recovered from his 2010 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder and will start Thursday’s opener against Atlanta. Missing all of 2011, the former Minnesota Twin has progressed well throughout Spring Training. A healthy Santana is pivital to the Mets’ chance...

Johan Santana to pitch Opening Day

There hasn’t been much for Mets fans to get excited about this Spring. Even the highest profile player on the team, David Wright, has missed a major amount of action with an abdominal tear. He’s back now… or rather he’s returned now, and will be ready for Opening Day. Joining him is Johan Santana, who has been the most enjoyable story this Spring. When  I was down in Port...

Mets go with LHP Santana for Opening Day

The New York Mets will hand the ball to starter Johan Santana for their Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves this Thursday.After an intensive bullpen session Saturday, Mets manager Terry Collins boldly stated, "You've got your pitcher for Thursday."Santana hasn’t pitched since September 2010 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his...

Johan Santana to Start Season Opener

The New York Mets are apparently pleased enough with the progress of their ace starter to let him start opening day. Johan Santana, a 2-time Cy Young award winner with the Minnesota Twins, was acquired by the Mets prior to the 2008 season and signed to an extension through 2013. At first, it looked like the move was gonna pay off for New York, with Santana winning the 2008 ERA title...

It’s offficial, Johan Santana to start opening day for the Mets

After a month or so of speculation, the New York Mets have made it official; Johan Santana will once again be there opening day starter. #bbpBox_186442422753050624 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_186442422753050624 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } It’s official i’ll be on the mound thursday opening day!!! 56 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite...

It’s Official, Johan Santana Gets Opening Day Start

According to the New York Mets this morning, Johan Santana has been named the Opening Day starter by manager Terry Collins. Santana will be followed by R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, and Dillon Gee in the rotation. Our ace is back, feeling good, and had the best spring performance among all the other starters. The deed is done… Original Post 3/31 Johan Santana...

With Santana Back, Should The Mets Go To A Six-Man Rotation?

After much speculation over the past few weeks, the Mets have announced that Johan Santana will indeed be the team’s Opening Day starter.  He will followed in the rotation by R.A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese, Mike Pelfrey and Dillon Gee. Because the Mets have three off-days during the first 15 days of the season, Santana will be starting every sixth day for most of the month of April...

Johan Santana will start on Opening Day!

Manager Terry Collins announced the rotation. Johan Santana will start Opening Day and be followed by Dickey, Niese, Pelfrey and Gee. — New York Mets (@Mets) April 1, 2012
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