Today in Brooklyn, Johan Santana threw three scoreless innings in his rehab start, allowing just one hit, one walk, and striking out three in a 8-0 Cyclones victory over the Auburn Doubledays.
Santana threw 38 pitches before he went to the bullpen and tossed three more simulated innings, totaling 90 pitches for the day.
During his post-game conference, Johan confirmed that he was in charge of his pitches. “I felt pretty good. I was able to throw some fastballs and some changeups and some sliders.”
This was the first time that Santana had been on the mound since his last start on July 20th before being placed on the 15 day disabled list.
Santana is now expected to join the Mets and start next Saturday against the Braves at Citi Field.
PHOTO CREDIT: Brooklyn Cyclones
Original Post 8/4
Mets pitcher Johan Santana will make a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday, August 5th as the team takes on the Auburn Doubledays at 5:00 PM.
According to Sandy Alderson, Johan will throw no more than three innings. It’s merely a tuneup before rejoining the Mets rotation by next week.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 21st with a sprained right ankle.
In his last major league start before being placed on the DL, Santana threw just 3.0 innings, surrendering six earned runs off seven hits at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Santana has made 19 starts for the Mets this season, compiling a 6-7 record with a 3.98 ERA. In 110.2 innings, he has allowed 51 runs (49 earned) off 102 hits with 38 walks and 105 strikeouts.
Oh, and of course he also did this…