Metsblog reports that over Johan Santan’s last six decisions, the Mets are 0-6, although Santana has an ERA of 2.48.
Even by Mets historical standards, this is impressive. I know that these numbers aren’t directly comparable, since Santana himself is not 0-6 over those six starts, but this reminds me of:
1962 Roger Craig 5-22, 3.78 ERA
1973 Jerry Koosman 14-15, 2.84 ERA
1974 Jon Matlack 13-15, 2.41 ERA
1977 Jerry Koosman 8-20, 3.49 ERA
We used to call someone who pitched well but wasn’t getting wins a “hard luck pitcher.” Somehow, though, I would find it hard to call Johan Santana a hard luck anything. I think things are going to be fine in the long run, but we are definitely in one of those old-fashioned Mets vortexes here.