April 19, 2009
FIRE CASHMAN CHRONICLES:
Superman Santana is carrying the Mets (Ken Davidoff, April 18, 2009 , Newsday)
"That's what I'm here for," Santana said after the Mets edged Milwaukee, 1-0, in the ace's Citi Field debut. "I know every time I go out there, it's going to be very important. Every time, I'm out there trying to make something special. I know we have a long season to go, but somehow you have to set the table or get everything going."
Santana has a 2-1 record in his three 2009 starts. He won a 2-1 decision over the Reds, dropped a 2-1 game to the Marlins (after allowing two unearned runs and striking out 13), and won this one, despite minimal offensive support, by allowing five hits and no walks in seven innings. He struck out seven, and no Brewer advanced beyond first base.
If you attend a Santana start in a day game, you can be pretty confident you'll make your dinner reservation.
So during their brief spasm of "we can build from within, like the Sox"ism, the Yankees decided that Melky Cabrera and Ian Kennedy were too much to give up for him? Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2009 7:44 AM