Johan Santana (4-2, 2.76) needs some runs and some luck. He’ll take the runs. He hasn’t allowed one in the last 15 innings entering tonight’s start against the Padres at Citi Field.

You last saw Santana the mound in San Diego, where he threw seven scoreless innings—and 123 pitches. Francisco Rodriguez couldn’t preserve a 1-0 lead and the Mets eventually lost the game.

The Padres will start Matt Latos (5-4, 3.26), who lost to Roy Halladay and the Phillies in his last appearance. He had not lost since May 1.

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