[I]f it was Santana’s ferocity that ultimately finished off his arm, at least it was consistent with his career profile. The man refused to back down.
There was no greater example than his no-hitter against the Cardinals last June, when he pushed on into the ninth inning despite exceeding a career-high pitch count. Surely Santana knew his arm would pay the price, but no one – especially Terry Collins – would deprive him of those last three outs.
Mike Baxter’s amazing warning track grab to save Johan Santana’s no-hitter.
Baxter is day-to-day with a shoulder bruise.