Johan Santana tonight against Baltimore. Like John Maine, his slider is the last pitch to come along. He got annoyed with me after his last start when I asked him about one of his pitches. What else was I supposed to ask him about?
I’m getting the impression Santana has some thin skin. Don’t think this is like Randy Johnson was with the Yankees, but it bears watching. If he learns anything from Pedro Martinez, dealing with the questions should be it.
We should know today about whether Jose Valentin will need an anti-inflammatory injection. Maybe Brian Schneider, or maybe not. Your guess is as good as mine.