Stellar Santana Leads Mets Over Astros 3-0

Mets ace Johan Santana (12-7) threw seven shutout innings giving up eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts. He had a few innings where he had to work out of trouble and ended throwing a season high 121 pitches.

All of the offense came in the first two innings on a David Wright RBI single and a two run homer by Brian Schneider in the second. The Mets only managed four hits in the game but really made them count. Roy Oswalt was outstanding for the Astros tonight pitching eight innings.

Ryan Church made his long awaited return to the team tonight going 1 for 3 with a run scored and hit seventh in the lineup.

Luis Ayala got the call to close the game tonight with Aaron Heilman pitching the eighth. Ayala has quickly moved up the ladder in the bullpen with two good outings.

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3 thoughts on “Stellar Santana Leads Mets Over Astros 3-0

  1. Dave Doyle Post author

    Since Church or Castillo went on the DL? Since July 2nd when Castillo went on the DL the Mets are 31-14 for a blazing .689 win percentage.

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