Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/11/12
In simple terms, Santana did not have a successful return to the mound in a 9-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday evening. Summary Well, Johan Santana made his return to the mound on Saturday evening to the tune of a broken guitar, to be nice about it. He was not technically hit hard, but he was hit frequently as a plethora of singles led to a plethora of runs. Santana lasted just four outs in this one and was charged with eight earned runs off eight hits and a walk. The Braves led off the game with back to back singles, and Santana responded with back to back strikeouts, which put a little hope into the hearts of our fans. Freddie Freeman, however, had other plans and hit Santana for a two-out, two-run double. After getting out of that jam, he walked the first batter in the second, and allowed singles to five of the next six batters he faced. Even opposing starter Kris Medlen joined in on the action, which was tough. Santana was pulled with two men on base and six earned runs allowed...
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