Brewers' Homers Doom Santana, Mets

Sheets overcomes rough start to end Milwaukee's slide
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 12, 2008 6:02 PM CDT
New York Mets manager Willie Randolph, left, takes the ball from pitcher Johan Santana, center, as catcher Brian Schneider, David Wright and Damion Easley today.    (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Ben Sheets ruined Johan Santana's Shea Stadium debut, outpitching the Mets' new ace in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-3 win over New York today. Home runs by Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks and Gabe Kapler helped Milwaukee come from behind and Sheets (2-0) overcame a shaky start to help Brewers end a three-game losing streak. Santana struggled and the Mets' three-game winning streak was snapped.

The left-hander lasted 6 2/3 innings and allowed five runs and six hits with two walks, striking out seven and throwing two wild pitches. Santana (1-2), who allowed 33 home runs with Minnesota last season to lead the league, worked his way out of a number of jams but was hurt by the long ball. Sheets allowed three runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings.