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Johan Santana’s no-hitter encore: Friday vs. the Yankees

Jun 4, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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Johan Santana threw a career-high 134 pitches in his no-hitter Friday night and the Mets decided to push back his next turn in the rotation to allow for extra rest, so his follow-up performance will come Friday against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Santana has given no indication that his surgically repaired shoulder feels worn out following the high workload, but considering he’s just 11 starts removed from missing an entire season and hadn’t thrown more than 108 pitches in any previous outing this year the added three days off makes sense.

He’s scheduled to face Phil Hughes, who’ll be coming off a complete-game victory over the Tigers yesterday.

  1. number42is1 - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    The Way that the Yanks are playing this season looks like its going to be back to back no nos….

    • yankeehatersaredelusional - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      It might be no-outer
      He’ll go 0+ IP with 17 H 12 ER
      Nothing against the guy but it’s time to put the mets in their place

      • number42is1 - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

        maybe…. but the Yanks can’t hit the floor with their hats right now…

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

        The real trick will be to lead the bases. That move shuts the Yankees down like nothing else.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:34 PM

        LOAD the bases…grumble grumble grumble edit function…

      • ajcardsfan - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

        grumble grumble grumble replay challenge…

        I think I’ll cheer for the Yankees for once, just out of spite for the Mets kicking our hind quarters

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      back to back no nos

      What games are you watching? 6-3 over their last 9 games on the road trip, 49 runs scored and 33 given up. They were a couple of hits away from going 8-1. 6/9 games they scored 5 runs or more…

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks there is just too much ado about nothing here? Johan threw 134 pitches. Not 234. That is probably about 20 more than they had planned. And most of them were relatively stress free, especially the last two innings (except for the stress of being at the end of a no-hitter). He wasn’t in trouble, he wasn’t from the stretch all that much.

    That said, against the Yankees, at Yankee stadium, this is a tough matchup. I think Johan had a great game about 2 weeks ago where he had exactly one out on the ground. Lots of fly balls is great for Citi Field; not so much across the river. Just ask Phil Hughes.

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