It was a warm night in Philly, and the ball flew out of Citizens Bandbox Park tonight. Unfortunately, it flew out more for the Phillies than the Mets. Johan Santana was not the usual Johan, going only 3 2/3 innings and the Mets lost tonight, 11-5.

AP Photo/Tom Mihalek

Initial Reaction: This was unexpected. Johan Santana took on Jamie Moyer tonight. Moyer wasn’t great, but Johan was terrible. Santana had no movement on his fastball tonight, and struggled with his control. He officially went only 3 2/3 innings, giving up 10 runs on 8 hits. 9 straight batters reached based in the 4th inning. The Mets scored early, but could not get the bats going after falling into this hole. They were probably as shocked as the rest of the Mets’ fanbase.

The Positives:

David Wright: David hit a 1st inning 3-run home run, his 5th of the season. He seems to have his power back, and while he’s striking out more than usual, he’s also walking more than he ever has.

Rod Barajas: Barajas also added a home run tonight, his 6th of the season, and also added a single. He both leads the Mets in home runs, and continues to devour Phillies pitching. It was his 13th straight game with an RBI vs. Philadelphia.

The Negatives:

Johan Santana: He just didn’t have it tonight. The ball was flying out of the bandbox and he had no movement on his fastball. This is a recipe for disaster for any pitcher. This isn’t anything to worry about, however. I fully expect Johan to come out his next start and recover from an embarrassing performance this evening.

Jose Reyes: Jose missed most of spring training, and he’s still trying to get on track after missing almost an entire year of baseball, but he’s starting to annoy me. These pop ups drive me crazy, and he had three more of them tonight, and he’s hitting below .240.

Interesting Facts:

-10: number of runs given up by Johan Santana

-1/2: David Wright is half way to his home run mark he had last season. After hitting only 10 last season, Wright is looking like he has his power back.

What’s Next?:

The Mets will travel to Cincinnati to open up a three game series against the Reds. They’ll look to rebound after dropping two straight for the first time since losing four in a row in early April.

First Pitch- 7:10 PM SNY

NYM Oliver Perez (0-2) 4.35 ERA vs. CIN Mike Leake (2-0) 3.25 ERA

note: Mike Leake and Ike Davis were teammates at Arizona State in 2007 and 2008. Both were 1st round draft picks by their respective teams.