Johan Santana made his first start Friday night against the Yankees since his no-hitter a week ago. Let’s just remember that historic game because this one was utterly forgettable.
In the second Santana let up a two-run home run to Robinson Cano to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
Things got really ugly in the third. Cano hit another two-run job, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones followed with a solo shots for back-to-back-to-back homers and a 6-0 lead.
Santana was lifted after five innings and 86 pitches, allowing the six runs on seven hits, striking out five.
Speaking of no-hitters, Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda did not allow a hit until two outs in the sixth inning, when Omar Quintanilla doubled. It was the only hit they could manage against Kuroda, who left after seven innings with a bruised foot after Daniel Murphy hit a line drive off of it (which went right to Alex Rodriguez for an out).
Elvin Ramirez managed to give up three more runs in relief and the Mets scored a run in the ninth off of Ryota Igarashi (remember him?) as the Yankees beated the Mets 9-1.