Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/14/12
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New York Mets manager Terry Collins took fault with Johan Santana's most recent outing. Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays only has himself to blame for his latest performance. Coming off another pitching milestone, the Mets hope Santana can rebound from one of his worst starts of the season when he opposes Hellickson, who goes for his first victory in a month in Thursday afternoon's series finale. Santana (3-3, 2.96 ERA) was hit hard last Friday, surrendering six runs and a career high-tying four homers in five innings of a 9-1 road defeat to the New York Yankees. That performance came a full week after he threw the first no-hitter in Mets history, a 134-pitch effort against St. Louis. Collins opted to give his ace, who missed all of 2011 while recovering from shoulder surgery, an extended break before taking the mound again. "It's my doing, it's not his," Collins said. "We erred on the side of caution and it cost us the game." Santana may draw some inspiration Thursday f...
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