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5.06.2008

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.
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2 Comments:

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.

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