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Analyzing Johan Santana’s Struggles As Yankees Blank Mets, 4-0

the third time this season, Johan Santana served up a home run with the bases full, as C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees took the rubber game of a three-game set in the Bronx.

Santana had only surrendered two grand slams in his career entering the 2010 campaign, but Mark Teixeira did what Josh Willingham and Shane Victorino did earlier this year in helping the Yankees to a 4-0 victory.

The Mets were laregly ineffective against the Yankees ace, and while one big swing from Teix was the difference in the game, the fact is that Santana was anything but sharp. But where did the problems come from?

Santana was often pitching from behind in the count early on, and his fastball didn't seem to fool anybody. His changeup was by far his best pitch, but because ...

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