He's Magical

Ervin 'Magic' SantanaErvin "Magic" Santana is off to a promising start for the Los Angeles Angels, after a not-so-spectacular 2007.

After capping last season with a horrid 7-14 record and 5.76 ERA -- an even uglier 1-10 record and 8.38 ERA at Angels Stadium -- The Other Santana and his consistent flamethrower shutout the Kansas City Royals with a 4-0 victory Monday night, tossing a complete game, four-hit gem with nine K's.

Over 31 KC at-bats, 21 batters saw three or fewer pitches, while seven of the remaining ten were wrung up.

With Nos. 1 and 2 starters John Lackey and Kelvim Escobar on the disabled list, Santana has stepped up in a big way for The Halos. So far this season, the 25-year-old righty has compiled a 6-0 record and a 2.02 ERA over 7 starts.

Even teammate Joe Saunders, who is doing his share of carrying the team at 6-0 with a 2.61 ERA, is awestruck.

"I just want to hang out with him," Saunders said.
[USA Today] | [Angels Locker] | [Angel Blog] | [Scout.com]


Steve said...

We can't quite compare him to that other, more famous Santana yet - Ervin has two good months while Johan has two Cy Youngs. but it's a start, I like what we're seeing from him.

Get the most awesome tickets to your favorite sports events anytime - anywhere at ! Get all your tickets, tickets, tickets and much more last minute at

Catch up on the Voodoo Sabermetrics of some of your favorite and not-so-favorite players by clicking on this effed up voodoo doll.

For cheap baseball seats, we have great tickets, Detroit Tigers tickets, and . We also have awesome Cleveland Indians tickets, Yankees tickets, and

vintage tees from PalmerCash

Buy from a company just miles from ! Great available now. Buy your here.

Visit Onlineseats.com for 10% off All MLB Baseball Inventory.
Use Code BABES for Red Sox Tickets, Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets, San Diego Padres Tickets, Diamondbacks Tickets, And Concert Tickets.