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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 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

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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

Ervin Santana fell to 5-4, allowing four runs (three earned) over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Santana fell behind quickly, serving up a two-run homer to Ryan Howard in the first inning. The Braves weren't doing much at the plate to support him offensively. Overall, the right-hander allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out five. Santana will take a 4.12 ERA with a 72/26 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Nationals on the road.
Jun 17 - 10:42 PM

Despite recording eight strikeouts, Ervin Santana was tagged for six runs in 6 1/3 innings by the Rockies on Thursday.

It was just Santana's second career start at Coors Field, but both have produced ugly lines (he gave up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings there two years ago). Today's outing would have been a quality start had he been removed after six, but his pitch count was so low that the Braves had no intention of doing so. He gave up three runs while retiring just one batter in the seventh. Despite some recent struggles, Santana should be kept active in mixed leagues for his upcoming home start against the Phils.
Jun 12 - 6:24 PM

Ervin Santana didn't factor into the decision Saturday after allowing just an unearned run over seven innings against Arizona.

It was Santana's best start in almost a month, and he was in line for the win when he left, but Craig Kimbrel coughed up the lead in the ninth. Santana was a bit wild tonight, throwing strikes on just 58 of his 100 pitches, but he was able to generate 14 outs on the ground, plus the one that Dan Uggla booted.
Jun 8 - 2:24 AM

Ervin Santana yielded three earned runs in six innings but the Braves beat the Marlins 9-5 on Saturday.

It was another so-so outing for Santana, who gave up seven hits and walked two. He has surrendered 20 earned runs in 23 innings spanning his last four starts. The right-hander will aim for better results next time out when he faces the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
May 31 - 7:51 PM

Ervin Santana yielded six runs over five innings Monday against the Red Sox.

Santana was given a 6-1 lead at one point, but he gave it all back in the sixth inning by allowing a two-run single to Dustin Pedroia and a three-run homer to David Ortiz. He has allowed 12 runs in 12 innings over his last two starts, bringing his ERA from 2.76 to 4.06 on the year. He'll attempt to get back on track this weekend against the Marlins on the road.
May 26 - 6:48 PM

Ervin Santana earned his second consecutive loss, allowing six runs in seven innings in Wednesday's start against the Brewers.

Santana has put up back-to-back clunkers. He fell behind early with a first-inning grand slam to Mark Reynolds and later served up a two-run home run to Carlos Gomez. On the night, Santana allowed nine hits, walked four (a season-high), and struck out only two (a season-low). The right-hander will look to get back on the right back in next week's home start against the Red Sox.
May 21 - 9:47 PM

Ervin Santana earned his first loss of the season, surrendering five runs over five innings against the Cardinals on Friday.

The outing is Santana's worst as a Brave. The right-hander surrendered a season-high ten hits, walked one, and struck out a season-low three. Santana has otherwise been excellent for the Braves, however, carrying a 2.76 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. He'll look to pick up his fifth win of the season in his next outing against the Brewers at home.
May 16 - 11:27 PM

Ervin Santana pitched seven innings of shutout ball as the Braves beat the Cubs 2-0 on Saturday.

Santana had to be scratched from his last turn in the Atlanta rotation because of a jammed right thumb. He looked well-rested in his return to action on Saturday night at Turner Field, limiting the Cubs to five hits and a walk while racking up seven strikeouts. He is 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in six starts with his new team.
May 10 - 10:44 PM

Ervin Santana (thumb) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday.

"Very good, I had no problems," Santana said afterwards. "I threw every pitch and everything is good." Santana was skipped for his scheduled start on Tuesday with a jammed right thumb, but he appears to be on track for the start against the Cubs on Saturday.
May 7 - 8:17 PM

Depth Charts

C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6Cory Gearrin
7Jonny Venters
8David Hale
9Chasen Shreve