Santana Proves His Worth

The Phillies downplayed Johan Santana's arrival to the New York Mets.

He's just one pitcher, they said.

He only pitches every five days, they said.

But deep down, Jim Salisbury writes, the Phillies knew better. They knew Santana made them much tougher. They knew that if the Mets had Santana last year, they probably don't blow that seven-game lead in the National League East with 17 games to play. Santana looked as good as advertised in last night's 6-4 victory over the Phillies.


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