In by far his best outing of the spring, Johan Santana struck out four and gave up two hits in four scoreless innings.
“I felt pretty good,â€™â€™ he said. “I had everything going. I had all my pitches and was able to throw my fastball on the corners.â€™â€™
The Red Sox and Yankees made intriguing trade offers to Minnesota in the off-season for Santana, but it was the Mets who came away with the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Santana not once considered he could have been pitching for Boston this afternoon instead of the Mets.
“Not at all,â€™â€™ Santana said on if the off-season crossed his mind. “I was just thinking about doing my job. Iâ€™m a Met.â€™â€™