Monday, April 5, 2010 Back Up; Pujols, Santana, Halladay

1-0 Cardinals. Guess who.

David Wright 2-run HR, a hand for Jason Bay; I'm watching this for number 57.  The Yankees nearly traded a package rumored to include Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera and Austin Jackson among others for Johan in the fall of 2007. Those prospects, less Hughes, would later be traded for Javier Vazquez and Curtis Granderson, and the money the Yankees would have paid Johan Santana once traded went to pay for C.C. Sabathia.  How well would Johan Santana have to pitch over the next five years for the Yankees to regret not making this move?  Is such a level of performance even possible?

Roy Halladay allows a single and a stolen base to Nyjer Morgan on his first two NL pitches.  Willie Harris takes a pitch 8 inches off the plate for a strike.  Maybe Halladay will win 25 games after all.  Ryan Zimmerman his a laser beam for an opposite-field wall-banging double.  Maybe not.  Adam Dunn's first strikeout of the season.