If you think that Johan Santana a) won’t be able to pitch in New York or b) won’t be able to pitch in the National League, I sure hope you’re right. But the numbers aren’t pretty so far. Here’s a look at Santana’s career numbers, what he’s done in his Interleague starts and in his starts in New York against the Yankees and Mets:


G

GS

IP

H

BB

SO

ERA

Ratio
Career 251 175 1308.2 1068 364
1381
3.22 1.09
Interleague 35 24 182.2 121 46 191 2.27 0.91
at NYY 4 3 23 18 5 23 1.17 1.00
at NYM 2 2 15 7 1 8 0.60 0.53
in NY 6 5 38 25 6 31 0.95 0.82

Ew.

Santana has made one career start against the Phillies, which came on June 23, 2002 in Philadelphia. He went 4 2/3 innings and left with the score tied at 1-1. He need 103 pitches and didn’t make it out of the fifth, but allowed just two hits. Todd Pratt had a one-out double in the third and Scott Rolen had an RBI-single in the fourth. Santana walked six on the day.

Randy Wolf got the start for the Phils and allowed just two runs on solo homers by Dustan Mohr and Corey Koskie. Carlos Silva threw a 1-2-3 eight with the Phils down 2-1 but allowed a three-run homer to Torri Hunter in the top of the ninth and the Phils went on to lose 5-1.

Geoff Jenkins is the only current Phil with more than eight career at-bats against Santana. Jenkins is 3-for-12 with three singles, a walk and six strikeouts against him. Burrell, Feliz, Helms and Rollins have combined to go 3-for-16 (.188) against Santana with three singles and seven strikeouts. Victorino, Utley and Howard have never faced him.