Santana's stumble dooms Mets in Philly

After Saturday's gem by Halladay, New York's ace dropped ball in Game 3

Updated: May 3, 2010, 11:03 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Despite the arrival of Roy Halladay in the division, Johan Santana maintained in spring training that he had retained the label as the National League East's top pitcher. That's certainly looking off-base now.

A day after Halladay shut out the Mets, Santana received the worst drubbing of his career. The Philadelphia Phillies, who battered Mike Pelfrey for six runs in the fourth inning Saturday, chased Santana in what became a nine-run fourth Sunday night. The Phillies won ...

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