Santana's comeback has been simply Amazin'

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Mets pitcher Johan Santana is congratulated by catcher

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Mets pitcher Johan Santana is congratulated by catcher Mike Nickeas. (May 26, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

As Johan Santana continued to make fast work of the Padres, and with Saturday's shutout looking inevitable, pitching coach Dan Warthen turned to Terry Collins in the dugout.

"Could you have imagined this?" Warthen said.

It was a rhetorical question, of course, because no one did. And during his weaker moments, alone in Port St. Lucie for what seemed like forever, Santana probably didn't,...

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