Johan Santana’s line for the night versus Atlanta ; 6.1 IP, 7 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 K’s. Sadly, other than an Omar Santos sacrifice fly plating Fernando Tatis, the Mets have once again, provided their ace with little offensive backing. Rather than howl at the injustice of it all, let’s instead wonder why SNY wants to put mustaches on Yankee fans? With all due respect to the Mets’ iconic former first baseman, it’s not as though the Flushing ballclub has ever held a monopoly on mustaches.
(UPDATE : Make that a pair of earned runs charged to Santana. The usually sure-handed Jose Reyes and the typically cruddy Pedro Feliciano conspired to gift the Braves 4 runs in the 7th. Derek Lowe’s thrown a mere 80 pitches through 6 and the Braves hold a 5-1 advantage.