Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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This milestone had never been accomplished by a New York Mets pitcher before, but it did not come with stunned gratitude by a fan base desperately waiting to see it finally occur. Instead, Johan Santana's season offered some cruel symmetry Friday night, when the first Met to throw a no-hitter back on June 1 earned a much more ignominious place in team history. He allowed at least six runs in a start for the fifth straight time. No Met had done that before. And so continued the brutal post-script to Santana's brilliant no-hitter and first-half tale of coming back from left shoulder surgery. Since, he has provided one question-inducing appearance after the other, the latest coming in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. Santana gave up a grand slam to Michael Morse and a two-run homer to Bryce Harper, coughing up an early 2-0 lead and exiting after five innings. He gave up seven hits while falling to 6-9, dropping seven of 10 and posting an 8.27 ERA since...
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