Discussion

Manuel defends pulling Santana

Updated: May 30, 2010, 1:13 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MILWAUKEE -- New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel says he'll take the criticism for pulling ace Johan Santana after eight scoreless innings on Friday night in a game they lost to Milwaukee 2-0 in the ninth.

Manuel says he never consulted with Santana before pulling him after 105 pitches. Manuel said he didn't want Santana to face Prince Fielder, who had nearly homered against Santana the previous at-bat, and the heart of the Brewers' order despite allowing just three hits.

Manuel ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

ALSO SEE

MORE MLB HEADLINES