Johan Santana throws 90 pitches in Brooklyn

Today in Brooklyn, Johan Santana pitched three scoreless innings for Single-A Brooklyn, allowing one hit, one walk and three strikeouts.

Santana threw 38 pitches.

Afterwards, Santana went to the bullpen and pitched three simulated innings, which brought his pitch count to 90 total pitches on the afternoon.

“I feel good. My body had a chance to recover, Santana said, according to the team. “I really needed that. I threw all my pitches and commanded my fastball.”

If all goes well, Terry Collins said yesterday Santana would pitch next Saturday against the Braves at Citi Field.