The bullpen blew another save opportunity for Johan Santana. That’s six on the season and counting. However, David Wright, whom Jerry Manuel thought needed a breather, convinced his manager he was all right and rewarded him with a game-winning homer.
Wright is a special player. After Wednesday’s game he admitted his mistake. He’s always been stand-up that way. When he said he can play, I believe him.
I know Santana has taken a lot of heat this year for not going nine, but he has done his job. He could easily have 12 or 13 victories, perhaps more with help from the pen.