Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/6/12
Every pitcher has one of those days, and today, Johan had one of those days. Mets just cannot seem to beat the Cubs as they couldn’t finish their late inning rally, losing 8-7. Johan Santana simply just did not have it today. And unfortunately, he didn’t have enough back up to cushion the blow. He gave up seven earned runs, five runs being from three different homeruns he gave up to total thirteen allowed hits. First batter of the ball game, Reed Johnson, takes the first pitch for a ball, and sends the second pitch over the wall. After the Mets took the lead, Santana gave up a solo run in the fourth, followed by five runs in the fifth thanks to homeruns from Anthony Rizzo and Jeff Baker. Santana’s demise would end there as he gets pulled after only four-and-two-third innings pitched. Santana threw 89 pitches in his short start, allowing those seven runs on thirteen hits. His only high point being that he didn’t walk any, and struck out six. The seven runs is a season high for Santan...
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