Johan Santana

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Santana Throws First No-Hitter in Mets' History

A missed-call by an umpire helped

(Newser) - Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets' history tonight, helped by an umpire's missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in an 8-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. After a string of close calls in their 51-season history, Santana finally finished the job... More »

Yankees Pitch Sabathia Record Breaking Deal

$140M 6-year offer for southpaw knocks rivals out of the park

(Newser) - The Yankees opened free-agent season yesterday by offering CC Sabathia the highest bid in major league history for a pitcher, ESPN reports. The 6-year offer for the southpaw, believed to be in the ballpark of $140 million, tops the $137.5 million deal Johan Santana signed with the Mets last... More »

Mets Live Another Day; Phillies Clinch

(Newser) - Desperate to stay in the playoff race, the New York Mets brought back Johan Santana early and he delivered, pitching a three-hitter that led them over the Florida Marlins 2-0 on a rainy day today, the AP reports. Nearly 2 hours later, the Mets pulled into a tie with Milwaukee... More »

Arroyo Helps Reds Gain Split With Mets

Keppinger's five hits back right-hander's eight solid innings

(Newser) - Bronson Arroyo pitched eight dominant innings to win a matchup of struggling pitchers and Jeff Keppinger had a career-high five hits, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 7-1 yesterday for a split of their day-night doubleheader. In the opener, Carlos Beltran hit a bases-loaded triple and drove... More »

Santana, Beltran Boost Mets in First Game of Twin Bill

(Newser) - Carlos Beltran hit a bases-loaded triple and drove in five runs to back Johan Santana's first home victory for the Mets, and New York beat Cincinnati 12-6 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Carlos Delgado and Brian Schneider hit New York's first back-to-back homers this season, helping... More »

Wright's 11th-Inning Hit Gives Mets 5-4 Win

Mets have now won three straight

(Newser) - David Wright hit a single over a pulled in outfield with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, giving New York a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night after the Mets' bullpen wasted a two-hit performance by Johan Santana. Endy Chavez singled off John Van Benschoten (0-1), Pittsburgh's... More »

Santana Solid in Mets' Win Over Nationals

Washington still winless against New York this season

(Newser) - Johan Santana hit two doubles and pitched seven solid innings, leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Santana (3-2) allowed seven hits, struck out four, and walked one. As a batter, he had the second two-hit game of his career. The... More »

Santana Leads Mets Over Phillies 6-4

Wright finishes a home run short of the cycle for the winners

(Newser) - Johan Santana struck out 10 over seven innings, David Wright fell a homer short of the cycle and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday. Santana (2-2) allowed three runs and four hits, outpitching Cole Hamels in a matchup of two of the best left-handers in... More »

Brewers' Homers Doom Santana, Mets

Sheets overcomes rough start to end Milwaukee's slide

(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... More »

Smoltz, Teixeira Lift Braves Past Mets

Atlanta relievers combine to make lead hold up

(Newser) - Johan Santana was sharp. The New York Mets just couldn't do much against John Smoltz and the Braves bullpen. Smoltz pitched five scoreless innings in his season debut and Atlanta beat New York 3-1 on Sunday to complete a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series. Santana (0-1) gave up only... More »

New Met Santana Aces Up in Debut

Mets extract revenge against team that knocked them out of playoffs in '07

(Newser) - Johan Santana provided the kind of starting pitching the Mets paid $137.5 million for, throwing seven strong innings and striking out eight in a victorious debut, 7-2 over Florida. David Wright's bases-loaded double during a six-run fourth inning provided all the offense the ace lefty would need, writes the ... More »

Done Deal: Santana Joins Mets

Surpasses Zito deal to earn largest financial windfall ever for a pitcher

(Newser) - After a tense three days of negotiation, including a 2-hour extension to cap off the talks, the Mets and Johan Santana officially reached an agreement around 6:30 last night, the New York Times reports. The two parties settled on a $137.5 million, six-year contract extension, marking the largest... More »

Twins Trade Santana to Mets

NY gives up four prospects for star pitcher

(Newser) - The New York Mets made a deal this afternoon for Johan Santana, the left-handed, two-time Cy Young winner from the Minnesota Twins, USA Today reports. The Mets are giving Minnesota four players for the star pitcher: outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. But the... More »

Santana Strikes Out 17 to Down Texas

Minnesota All-Star sets team record in 1-0 win over Rangers

(Newser) - Twins ace Johan Santana struck out a franchise-record 17 batters to lead Minnesota past the Rangers 1-0 yesterday. Santana, who was perfect for the first half of his eight-inning outing, got all the offense he needed with a solo shot from teammate Michael Cuddyer. The game was otherwise momentous for... More »

Indians Snag Division Lead

Sabathia first ALer to 14 wins; Tribe beats Minnesota to ace out Detroit in Central

(Newser) - In a showdown between two of the best lefties in baseball, Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia edged out Johan Santana of Minnesota for a 5-2 win, as the Indians took a half-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central. Center fielder Grady Sizemore hit his 19th homer and drove in... More »

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