"I'm responsible for the way he pitched tonight. He's rusty. So it's my doing, not his."
I'll admit I applaud the way Terry Collins assumed responsibility for Johan Santana's performance last night against the Yankees. He really doesn't have to. Mets fans know that throughout Santana's career as a Met, he's given up his fair share of bombs.
Another way of looking at it though is that Collins may have disrupted the Mets starting rotation. I don't mind. I'm a patient Mets fan. It really doesn't bother me at all. It just puts more pressure on Chris Young. If he's able to come back from major shoulder surgery and pitch effective I'm all for it.