Johan tossed a CGSO last night against the Mets, striking out an uncharacteristically low one batter, while throwing an economical 92 pitches. But getting the win for himself and the team wasn’t the only outcome at stake for Santana. There was something more riding on it.
The challenge Bert Blyleven made to Johan Santana went something like this: Pitch a shutout, and I’ll get my head shaved.
Oh, those silly TV analysts.
Viewers can expect a new hairstyle from the Twins color man tonight, after Santana went the distance Tuesday night in a 9-0 victory over the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.
Johan says he’s going to make sure Blyleven lives up to the challenge. I’m going to have to tune in to tonight’s Twins game to see if Blyleven has become a bald beauty. Now, if Bert can come up with a way to make Carlos Silva effective, then I’ll be impressed.