Discussion

Santana's return to mound a success

The pitcher's Opening Day start gave the Mets a win in more ways than one

Updated: April 5, 2012, 11:25 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana walked No. 8 hitter Tyler Pastornicky, in only the Atlanta Braves shortstop's second major league plate appearance. The southpaw then walked opposing pitcher Tommy Hanson, too, to load the bases.

With the Mets in a scoreless battle in the fifth inning Thursday afternoon at Citi Field and with Santana's pitch count approaching its cap, the complexion of his first major league appearance in 582 days hinged on the outcome of a matchup against ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • No Time To Lose
    In typical fashion, the Yankees followed an uplifting streak with a deflating loss.
  • New Girl
    CiCi Bellis, 15, made a name for herself by pulling a major upset at the US Open.
  • Banned For Preseason
    Dimitri Patterson has been suspended by the Jets for the rest of the preseason.
  • J.R. Calls His Shot
    J.R. Smith: "On pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen!"
  • The Juan That They Want
    Juan Lagares' two-run home run was the difference for the Mets against the Braves.

ALSO SEE