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Ervin Santana | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ervin Santana stumbled in the 6th inning, taking a no-decision after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings on Friday as the Braves fell to the Phillies.
Santana was humming along until the Phillies hung a three-spot in the sixth, all with two outs. Santana allowed two runs to score on four consecutive hits. The third came in on a wild pitch, tying the game at 4-4 at the time. Overall, the right-hander surrendered eight hits, walked two, and struck out five. Santana rounds out his regular season with a 14-10 record, a 3.95 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a 179/63 K/BB ratio. Not nearly as good as he looked last year, but his numbers are in line with what he's done generally in recent years. Sep 26 - 9:53 PM

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Ervin Santana was lit up for five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Mets.

Santana yielded six total hits, including two doubles and a Matt den Dekker home run. The right-hander has now dropped three straight decisions and the Braves continue to fall apart here in late September. Santana will take on the Phillies in his final start of 2014.
Sep 21 - 4:47 PM

Ervin Santana was given his eighth loss of the season after allowing six runs (five earned) in five innings against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Santana was taken for eight hits and four walks while striking out five in the effort. Most of the damage occurred immediately as the Nats pushed across four runs in the first inning. Santana has been maddeningly inconsistent for the Braves this season, at times appearing dominant and at other times appearing downright pedestrian. Now with a 3.76 ERA, the highest it's been since late July, Santana will try for better results when he faces the Nationals again on Monday, this time at home.
Sep 9 - 11:05 PM

Ervin Santana wasn't terribly sharp Wednesday but was good enough to win, giving up four runs over six frames in a 7-4 victory over the Phillies.

He yielded seven hits -- including a two-run homer -- while walking one and striking out four. Santana had thrown just 84 pitches through six frames, but he was in trouble for much of the day and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez wisely pulled him. The veteran right-hander will bring a 3.61 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Washington next week.
Sep 3 - 4:11 PM

Ervin Santana racked up seven strikeouts on Friday, but settled for a no-decision after allowing one run on five hits and four walks over his six frames against the Marlins.

Santana kept the Marlins at bay until an RBI double off the bat of Marcel Ozuna in the sixth inning. He departed with a2-1 lead, but the Braves bullpen was unable to keep him on the hook for the victory. Still 13-7 on the season, he’ll head into Wednesday’s start against the Phillies with a 3.53 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 155/52 K/BB ratio.
Aug 29 - 10:54 PM

Ervin Santana gave up just one run in seven innings but the Braves fell to the Reds on Saturday.

Santana got zero run support from the Atlanta offense and took his seventh loss of 2014 despite allowing only four hits and a walk over seven impressive innings. He struck out seven. The right-hander will hope for better luck next time out against the Marlins.
Aug 23 - 11:57 PM

Ervin Santana picked up his 13th win despite allowing three home runs in 5 1/3 innings in Monday's win against the Pirates.

Santana has certainly had better starts, but the Braves staked him to a 6-0 lead after the top of the first inning. He allowed two solo home runs to Starling Marte and one to Neil Walker. Overall, he allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four. Santana will take a 13-6 record and a 3.71 ERA into Saturday's start against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Aug 18 - 10:22 PM

Ervin Santana improved to 12-6, allowing two runs over six innings on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Santana put the Braves behind 2-0 after allowing a pair of runs in the second, but was able to stop the bleeding then and there. He allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out nine in the effort. Now with a 3.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 137/45 K/BB ratio, Santana will look to keep it going when he takes on the Pirates on the road next Monday.
Aug 13 - 10:59 PM

Ervin Santana allowed four runs over six innings in a 7-6 win over the Nationals on Friday.

The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Braves. Santana struck out four and walked a pair. He held the Nats scoreless over the first five innings, but he gave up a quick four-spot in the sixth after an RBI single from Asdrubal Cabrera and a three-run homer by Anthony Rendon. The Nationals continued to make things interesting after he left the game, but the bullpen held on to give him his 11th victory of the season. He'll bring a 3.69 ERA into a start against the Dodgers next week.
Aug 9 - 12:24 AM

Ervin Santana dominated the Padres over eight shutout innings Monday in the Braves' 2-0 victory.

Santana carved his way through the weak San Diego lineup with ease, allowing only five hits while striking out 11 batters. He did not issue a walk. It was the second straight double-digit strikeout game for Santana, who fanned 10 Marlins last Wednesday night. He is 10-6 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 118/37 K/BB ratio in 131 1/3 frames this season. A rematch with the Padres is next.
Jul 28 - 3:17 PM

Ervin Santana posted his second double-digit strikeout game of the season, allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings en route to a win against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Santana struck out 10, including the one out he recorded in the eighth. His last double-digit strikeout game occurred in his second start on April 14. The Marlins had runners on base but couldn't convert, as Santana allowed six hits (all singles) and three walks. The right-hander improves his ERA to 3.87 and has a 1.27 WHIP and 107/37 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Santana will wrap up a homestand on Monday against the Padres next.
Jul 23 - 10:04 PM

Ervin Santana gave up four runs (three earned) over six innings in Friday's 6-4 win over the Phillies.

It was his third win in his last four starts. Santana wasn't at his best, giving up six hits and three walks while striking out just one batter, but he managed to avoid disaster. Meanwhile, the Braves' offense did their job against A.J. Burnett. The 31-year-old owns a 4.03 ERA and 97/34 K/BB ratio in 116 innings over 18 starts this season. He'll face the Marlins at home in his next outing.
Jul 18 - 11:33 PM

Ervin Santana fell to 7-6 after relenting four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's loss against the Mets.

Santana was strong over the first six innings, giving up just one run, but the Mets got to him with a three-run seventh inning. The right-hander gave up six hits -- including Travis d'Arnaud's two-run home run -- while walking two and striking out four. Santana now has a 4.01 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 96/31 K/BB ratio. When the team returns after the All-Star break, Santana will match up against the Phillies at home in his next start.
Jul 9 - 9:41 PM

Ervin Santana gave up two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Santana allowed six hits and one walk while striking six batters. The first run scored on a wild pitch in the second inning while the second scored on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning after Luis Avilan came on in relief. Santana was a bit shaky from mid-May through mid-June, but he has now reeled off four straight quality starts to pull his ERA back down to 3.93 for the year. He should have a good chance to keep it going with a start against the light-hitting Mets on tap for next week.
Jul 4 - 11:51 PM

Ervin Santana allowed three runs while striking out nine in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

Santana allowed six hits and a walk. He's still winless in the month of June, as the loss pulled his record to an even 5-5. The right-hander owns a 4.15 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 81/27 K/BB ratio in 89 innings this year. He'll take on another division rival, the Phillies, when the clubs meet in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Jun 22 - 4:32 PM

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