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Johan goes for fourth straight CG

AUGUST HEAT

Johan Santana has dominated his opponents this month. Below is data from ESPN Stats & Information:

Johan Santana enters Saturday having tossed three straight complete games, the first Mets pitcher to do so since David Cone in 1990. The only to throw four in a row? That would be Dwight Gooden in 1988.

Of course, the last two complete games, Santana has lost -- at Houston and Pittsburgh.

The last Met to lose three straight starts that were complete games? There hasn't been one. Jerry Koosman in 1977 was the last Met to lose back-to-back complete games.

Santana is tied with Seattle's Felix Hernandez for the most strikeouts in the majors in August with 43. The Mets left-hander has 15 starts this season in which he has allowed one run or fewer, which leads the majors.

Here's the lineup behind Santana:

Angel Pagan, LF

Luis Castillo, 2B

Carlos Beltran, CF

David Wright, 3B

Ike Davis, 1B

Jeff Francoeur, RF

Henry Blanco, C

Ruben Tejada, SS

Johan Santana, LHP