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Mets ace Johan Santana faces another big hurdle today as he prepares to face batters for the first time since pitching in a fall instructional league game last year.
Santana will pitch live batting practice Thursday morning, and the magnitude of this step in his comeback from shoulder surgery is not lost on him or manager Terry Collins.
When asked if he had any apprehensions Santana just smiled and said, “I might be a little nervous when I throw the first pitch, so I hope the first batter doesn’t swing at it”, he joked. “I feel great…I’m ready for this.”
If all goes well today, Santana will toss a light bullpen session on Saturday before his next big test on Tuesday, when he’ll take the mound in a Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals at Digital Domain Park.
Santana hasn’t pitched in a major league game since September 2010, but Terry Collins expects him to be ready to start on Opening Day.
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Johan Santana just completed throwing his first live batting practice session of the spring.
Pitching coach Dan Warthen remarked “nice stuff” after Santana completed his first inning of live BP. Johan threw 22 pitches to Jason Bay, David Wright, Ike Davis and Vinny Rottino.
In his second simulated inning, Santana tossed 21 more pitches (43 total) to Daniel Murphy (who made...
Santana scheduled for 40 pitches
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) New York Mets ace Johan Santana was taking a quick rest in the dugout when he heard a female fan say, ''It's good to have you back.''
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Daniel Murphy rifled a comebacker towards the mound, and Johan Santana knocked it to the ground before feigning a throw to first base. The rehabbing ace then wheeled, smiled and fired a verbal barb back at his teammate.
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PORT ST. LUCIE — It has been well-documented what needs to go right for the Mets to make it a season this year — Johan Santana making it back to the rotation, Ike Davis getting 500 plate appearances at first base, Lucas Duda and Dillon Gee building on their promising rookie seasons, Ruben Tejada holding his own at shortstop, Daniel Murphy becoming an adequate second baseman —...