Manuel: “He Was Stressed” – Santana: “I Was Fine”

An article by posted on July 5, 2008

As I look back at last night’s gut-wrenching loss, I felt the game hinged on the decision to pull Johan Santana after only 95 pitches. Here we go with the damn pitch counts again. I thought this wouldn’t be such a big issue after firing Rick Peterson…

Anyhow, I digress… In the post game, Jerry Manuel said he made the decision to pull Johan because he was stressed out. Here is a clip of that video.

When it was Johan’s turn to talk about the decision, he made it clear that he was ready to go out there again. "I was fine, I felt I was getting stronger, it was the managers decision." Here is a clip…

I wonder how many of you agreed with the decision of taking Johan Santana out. As an ace I felt if anyone on this staff should have went into the ninth inning it should have been him. The inning prior he had struck out the side. Would you have pulled him in a 2-2 game?

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