Stellar Santana awaits test of time

I can't recall anyone ever having the kind of second half Johan Santana had on the way to winning the AL Cy Young.

Originally Published: November 11, 2004
By Tony Gwynn | Special to ESPN Insider
I'm not surprised that Minnesota Twins starter Johan Santana won the AL Cy Young award.

I can't recall anyone ever having the kind of second half he had, when he went 13-0 with a 1.21 ERA (overall, he was 20-6 with a 2.61 ERA).

When I saw Santana pitch this year, his fastball was better than I expected. He brought it in the low-to-mid '90s. His changeup is among the best in the game, and his slider is nasty.

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