Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/17/12
Before yesterdays outing against the Detroit Tigers, Mets fans alike were seeing a healthy Johan Santana coming back strong and healthy.  His stats from his first two outings were telling us that things were going well and maybe we might soon see the Santana of old (calm, cool, and dominant). In his first two starts of the spring, Santana had a 0.00 ERA with 2 K’s, and a WHIP of 1.07 in a combined 4.2 innings. Yesterday, Santana had his first bad outing of the spring. In 2 2/3 innings of work against the Tigers, Santana allowed 4 runs on just 4 hits. He had control issues, he was cutting his fastball, and he did not execute his pitches as much as he wanted to.  On the brightside, Santana had better velocity, and threw 45 pitches (of his total 65 pitches) for strikes.  Thats encouraging at least. After his outing against Detroit, Santana spoke to reporters about his outing and said the following. “Today was a challenge. You have a good ball club on the other side, … I was trying trying
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