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Ace won't take this back, back, back

Getting shelled -- three straight HRs -- because he threw no-no? Good deal, Johan

Updated: June 9, 2012, 1:45 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- So this was the price Johan Santana had to pay for greatness, for throwing those 134 pitches no New York Mets fan will ever forget: back-to-back-to-back home runs, something he had never surrendered to any opponent, much less this one, and then Nick Swisher celebrating with an amateur-hour act to boot.

Sure it hurt. In fact, Santana had to be at least a little embarrassed, even after Terry Collins blamed himself for giving his ace too much rest. Santana knew he was the ...

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