According to SNY’s Matt Dunn, Johan Santana had a normal day in camp today, doing nothing out of the ordinary after his two inning outing in yesterday’s exhibition game.
Santana said he felt fine this morning, played catch today and felt good. He still expects to throw off a mound tomorrow.
March 7, 9:33 am: Yesterday in St. Lucie, Johan Santana started for the Mets and threw 17 of his 29 pitches for strikes over two innings, allowing no runs, a walk and one hit.
March 7, 9:32 am: Santana told reporters this morning that he feels good and he expects to be able to throw a scheduled bullpen session on Thursday. “Believe it,” Santana said, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
March 7, 8:35 am: According to John Harper of the Daily News, velocity matters for Santana, because he needs separation from his signature changeup.
“As long as he locates his changeup, and keeps it down, he can win with the stuff he had today,” one scout told Harper.
For more on Santana’s outing, including quotes from Terry Collins, Dan Warthen and Josh Thole, check out Newsday, the Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Star Ledger, Bergan Record and the New York Post. To see Santana’s talk with reporters about his outing, click here.