Posted June 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Johan Santana made history the last time he took the mound. A win over the New York Yankees might be satisfying enough this time. Coming off the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets, Santana will be well-rested when he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium on Friday night for the first installment of the 2012 Subway Series. Santana (3-2, 2.38 ERA) cemented his status in Mets lore last Friday, pitching the first no-hitter in franchise history in an 8-0 victory over St. Louis. The dazzling performance, accomplished in a career-high 134 pitches, may have been even more impressive in light of the fact that major shoulder surgery forced him to miss all of last year. That's a big reason manager Terry Collins opted to push Santana's scheduled start back two days to the opener of this weekend's set. "That extra day is always good," said Santana, who has thrown two straight shutouts including a four-hitter May 26 versus San Diego. "I know my body ve...
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