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What more can Johan Santana do?

Let's examine the case of Mets ace Johan Santana, perhaps the most hard luck pitcher in baseball.

The numbers don't lie:

-- Santana pitched seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's game against the Padres in San Diego, extending his personal scoreless streak to 15.

-- Since May 2 (a bad loss to the Philadelphia Phillies when he gave up 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings), Santana has a 1.42 ERA over his last six starts. He has five no-decisions in that stretch.

For the season, Santana is 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA.

Here we go, game by game:

May 8 vs. San Francisco Giants -- 7.2 inn., 4 earned runs, 8 hits, 6 Ks -- NO DECISION

May 13 vs. Florida Marlins -- 7 inn., 0 earned runs, 6 hits, 5 Ks -- NO DECISION

May 18 vs. Atlanta Braves -- 7 inn., 2 earned runs, 5 hits, 4 Ks -- NO DECISION

May 23 vs. Yankees -- 7.2 inn., 1 earned run, 6 hits, 5 Ks -- WIN

May 28 vs. Milwaukee Brewers -- 8 inn., 0 earned runs, 3 hits, 5 Ks -- NO DECISION

June 2 vs. San Diego Padres -- 7 inn., 0 earned runs, 5 hits, 3 Ks -- NO DECISION

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