Johan Santana is experiencing some discomfort in his left elbow and will be missing his start tomorrow against the Florida Marlins.
The announcement was made during the post-game report by Jerry Manuel. Nelson Figueroa will be taking his place.
Santana is going to see a doctor tomorrow. There has been talk that he has been hurt through most of the season. I have questioned it as well.
Manuel said he cannot give a definitive answer as to how long Santana has been experiencing this, but estimates since after the All-Star break. Santana wants to come back to continue pitching.
There is a possibility that we will not be seeing Santana for the rest of the season pending the results of the exam.
Bobby Ojeda is a little miffed. He did not like a reporter asking Manuel why the Mets just do not shut Santana down for the season:
Why do they always want to shut us down? We don’t want to be shut down.
Darryl Strawberry agreed.