|Serby’s exclusive Q&A with... Johan Santana|
|Escrito por Steve Serby|
|Domingo 10 de Junio de 2012 03:30|
Q: Would you want to stay a Met, because teams will be asking about you at the trade deadline?
A: I’ll put it this way: I came here to help this team try to go to a championship. I don’t know what the whole deal will be, but definitely I’m very happy to be here in New York and to help this team, and then we’ll see down the road what everything brings. But definitely that’s something that is out of my mind right now.
Q: But you would like to finish the job here?
A: Yeah, no question. That’s what I’m here for. I don’t think about those things. It’s more about me showing that I’m healthy.
Q: What kind of reaction did you get from your kids after the no-hitter?
A: They weren’t here. They were in Florida. I talked to my older daughter. She’ll be 10 (smile). It was great, because I called my wife’s cell phone, and she was the one who answered and she just congratulated me and she was very excited. "What are you doing up so early, it’s 12:30 in the morning?" And she was like, "No, I was waiting for you to call me." It was a great thing. I love my kids. My son and my other daughter, they were watching it too, and my wife told me they were excited the whole time. It’s a great feeling. I’m very happy and very proud.
Q: What are some of the most interesting texts you received from around baseball?
A: Let me tell you something: I got from friends, family ... from everybody, great texts (smile). But the one I think that was a nice one came from Carlos Zambrano of the Miami Marlins. He said [Mark] Buehrle and Anibal Sanchez finally welcomed me to the no-hit club.
Q: Did you ever dream about throwing a no-hitter?
A: These things just happen. Definitely you wish one day you can have one, but to actually pick a game to do it? No chance.
Q: Terry Collins tearing up after the game.
A: He’s a great person. He always talks to you with his heart, and he’ll let you know what’s going on. Whether it’s good or bad, he always lets you know what’s going on. The way the group is, everybody is willing to do whatever it takes to make this happen.
Q: Did you feel on Friday night that you recaptured your Cy Young form?
A: I don’t know. I feel that I still have some way to go. I mean, it was a great night, no question about it. ... I wasn’t even thinking about throwing a no-hitter or anything. I was just competing and hoping that at some point we were able to score runs and gave my team a chance to win. I’m not trying to compare anything to the past or how it happened before. I was just trying to compete and make my adjustments.
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