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30 Ervin Santana SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/185 | Birthdate: 12/12/1982 | Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/69 | Average Draft Position: 142.36
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Ervin Santana posts quality start in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana turned in a quality start in a losing effort Monday night against the Nationals, dropping to 14-9 on the year. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 innings, Santana has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 3.74 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 29 starts (185 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against the Mets.

Ervin Santana struggles in loss vs. Nationals Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana took a loss Tuesday, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits and four walks in five innings while striking out five in his team's 6-4 defeat against the Nationals.

Santana (14-8) ran into a load of trouble in the first inning, giving up four runs on five hits, a walk and two sacrifices. He settled down after that, holding the Nationals to an unearned run in the second inning and an earned run in the fourth. Santana owns a 3.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 164:57 K:BB ratio in 179 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals again Monday.


Ervin Santana picks up the win Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana picked up the win Wednesday against the Phillies.

Santana allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. Santana found himself in trouble early. A leadoff double led to a run in the first inning. While Santana was able to get through the second inning with no issue, he had trouble in the third. With one out, Ben Revere reached via the single. Grady Sizemore then belted a two-run shot to right. Santana had a quiet fourth, but allowed another run on a sac fly in the fifth.

Despite the performance, Santana was able to pick up a win. He improved to 14-7. Santana will take on the Nationals in his next start. 


Ervin Santana turns in a strong start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana turned in a strong start Friday against the Marlins.

Santana allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out seven and walked four during the outing. Santana started out strong, tossing five scoreless innings to open the game. He gave up his only run in the sixth. With one out in the inning, Santana allowed two singles and a run-scoring double against the next three hitters. He was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs. 

The Braves were able to battle back, giving Santana a no-decision. He’ll take on the Phillies in his next start. 


Ervin Santana turns in a strong start versus Reds


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana turned in a strong start Saturday against the Reds.

Santana allowed one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Santana cruised early, throwing five scoreless frames to open the game. He was tagged for his only run in the sixth inning. After a leadoff double, Santana managed to quickly pick up two outs. With one out left in the inning, Brandon Phillips knocked a run-scoring single to left field. That was the only run the Reds could muster against Santana.

Santana was matched by Mike Leake throughout the start, causing him to pick up the loss. Santana fell to 13-7. He’ll take on the Marlins in his next start.


Ervin Santana doesn't make it out of the sixth


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana couldn’t go six innings Monday against the Pirates.

Santana allowed three runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. Home runs were a big problem for Santana. Santana allowed three solo shots during the start. Starling Marte was a thorn in his side, accounting for two of those solo home runs. Neil Walker drilled the third homer. Santana was replaced after putting men on second and third in the sixth inning.

With the win, Santana improved to 13-6. He’ll take on the Reds in his next start. 


Ervin Santana strikes out nine in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana earned a win Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings and striking out nine in his team's 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Santana (12-6) surrendered both runs on five hits in the second inning but held the Dodgers scoreless the rest of the way. He's 5-0 over his last six starts, only one of which wasn't a quality start. Santana owns a 3.66 ERA and 137:45 K:BB ratio in 150 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates Monday.


Ervin Santana allows four runs in win vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana picked up a win Friday, giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks in six innings and striking out four in his team's 7-5 victory over the Nationals.

Santana (11-6) is 4-0 over his last five starts, but Friday's outing was his first time during that stretch failing to record a quality start. He took a 7-0 lead into the sixth inning before giving up all four runs before the frame was over, with three runs coming on a home run. Santana owns a 3.69 ERA and 128:43 K:BB ratio in 144 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Wednesday.


Ervin Santana can't factor into decision Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana settled for a no-decision Saturday night against the Padres in San Diego. The right-hander yielded two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Over his last two starts covering 15 1/3 innings, Santana has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 3.59 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 21 starts (138 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against the Nationals.

Ervin Santana rolls merrily along in defeat of Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Braves right-hander Ervin Santana remained on a strikeout tear while snagging his third consecutive win Monday against San Diego.

Santana pitched eight shutout innings on five hits and tied a season-high by fanning 11 while walking none. He has thrown seven consecutive quality starts to lower his ERA to 3.63, its lowest point since May 21.

He is set to start Saturday in San Diego against the same Padres.


Ervin Santana strikes out 10 in win vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana picked up a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and three walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out 10 in his team's 6-1 victory over the Marlins.

Santana (9-6) recorded double-digit strikeouts for just the second time this season after striking out only one batter in his previous start. He owns a 3.87 ERA and 107:37 K:BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. Santana is slated to face the Padres Monday.


Ervin Santana labors through win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Braves starter Ervin Santana had an average start Friday against the Phillies.

Santana allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits over six innings. He struck out one and walked three during the outing. Santana was done in by his control problems early. He walked two hitters to start the second inning. Both players came around to score during the inning. Things also started out poorly in the sixth. After Jimmy Rollins reached on an error, Chase Utley clubbed a double. Both players scored on a two-run single by Ryan Howard. 

The Braves were able to get to Phillies starter A.J. Burnett, giving Santana the win. With the win, he moves to 8-6 on the year. His next start is slated to come against the Marlins. 


Ervin Santana to start second-half opener for Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he's waiting to finalize his post-All-Star-break rotation plans, but he did announce Ervin Santana will start the series opener Friday against the Phillies. Santana is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts against Philadelphia this season.

Ervin Santana gives up four runs in loss vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana took a loss Wednesday, surrendering four earned runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Mets.

Santana (7-6) was in line for his fifth straight quality start before giving up three runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, with two coming on a home run, his first surrendered in four outings. He enters the All-Star break with a 4.01 ERA and 96:31 K:BB ratio in 110 innings.


Ervin Santana fans six in win over D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana picked up the win Friday night against the Diamondbacks, improving to 7-5 on the year. The right-hander surrendered two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six over 7 1/3 innings of a 5-2 victory.

Santana has permitted two earned runs in each of his last two starts. He owns a 3.93 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 16 starts (103 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday against the Mets in New York.

Ervin Santana earns first June win in rout of Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Braves right-hander Ervin Santana recovered from a shaky start Saturday and watched his offense go to work to raise his record to 6-5 win with a defeat of Philadelphia.

Santana gave up single runs in both of the first two innings, the second coming on an RBI single by opposing pitcher Roberto Hernandez. But he found his groove, retiring the next nine batters and not surrendering a run the rest of the way. He finished having yielded two runs in 6 3/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

The strong outing could mark the beginning of the reversal of fortunes for Santana, who had given up 32 earned runs in his previous 48 1/3 innngs pitched. He will try to build his momentum Thursday against Arizona.


Ervin Santana drops tough one against the Nats Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana dropped a tough loss against the Nationals Sunday.

Santana managed to turn in a quality start, but it wasn't enough. He allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. Santana walked one and struck out nine during the appearance. He was matched by Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark, who allowed just one earned run. 

Trouble struck early for Santana, who gave up two runs in the first inning. He cruised along until the fifth, when Denard Span doubled in the third run of the game. The loss drops Santana to 5-5. He'll take on the Phillies in his next start. 


Ervin Santana strikes out five in loss vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana was saddled with a loss Tuesday after surrendering four runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Braves.

Santana (5-4) surrendered a two-run home run in the top of the first inning before watching the Phillies' third run score on a passed ball in the fourth. The Phillies plated one more run in the fourth inning before Santana was able to end the rally. He owns a 4.12 ERA and 72:26 K:BB ratio in 83 innings. Santana is scheduled to square off with the Nationals Sunday.


Ervin Santana continues fall with loss in Colorado


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) The slide of Braves starter Ervin Santana appeared to have ended with his last start, when he shut out Arizona for seven innings. But it was renewed Thursday in Colorado.

Santana gave up six runs on seven hits, including homers by Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau, in 6 1/3 innings. He walked two and fanned eight. Santana collapsed in a five-run seventh.

The right-hander has given up 26 earned runs in his last 36 1/3 innings pitched. He will try to right himself Tuesday at home against Philadelphia.


Ervin Santana surrenders one unearned run vs. Diamondbacks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana wasn't a factor in Saturday's decision, giving up just one unearned run on six hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out one in his team's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Santana posted a season low in strikeouts in the outing but still held the Diamondbacks to just one run, which came on a throwing error in the second inning. He owns a 3.69 ERA and 59:21 K:BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings. Santana is slated to take on the Rockies in Colorado Thursday.


Ervin Santana delivers quality start in win vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Braves pitcher Ervin Santana notched a win Saturday after giving up three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 9-5 victory over the Marlins.

Santana (5-2) broke a stretch of three straight mediocre starts in which he surrendered 17 runs in 17 innings to pick up his first win since May 10, when he moved to 4-0 on the season. He owns a 4.10 ERA and 58:19 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. Santana is scheduled to face the Diamondbacks next Saturday.


Ervin Santana melts down in fifth inning of no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Another home run proved to be costly for Braves pitcher Ervin Santana on Monday against the Red Sox.

Santana coughed up a 6-1 lead in the fifth, allowing a two-run single to Dustin Pedroia and a game-tying three-run blast to David Ortiz. He pitched five innings and yielded six runs on five hits, with three walks and six strikeouts. Of his 95 pitches, 59 were strikes in a no-decision.

Over his last three starts covering 17 innings, Santana has allowed 17 earned runs. He will look to get back on track Saturday against the Marlins in Miami. He allowed three runs in six innings of work in his previous outing against the Marlins on May 1.

Homers prove costly for Ervin Santana


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014)  Braves pitcher Ervin Santana struggled through his second straight start Wednesday, in a 6-1 loss to the Brewers.

Santana made two key mistakes, as all six of the Brewers' runs came via the longball. He opened the game on the wrong foot, surrendering a first-inning grand slam to Mark Reynolds that put the Braves down for good.

Santana was ultimately charged with six runs on nine hits and six walks, while striking out just two batters in seven innings of work. He is now 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA, after opening the season 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his first six starts.

Santana will try to slow his skid in his next outing, set for Monday against the Red Sox. 


Ervin Santana struggles in first loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana struggled through his worst start of the season Friday, in a 5-2 loss to the Cardinals.

Santana lasted a season-low five innings, as he simply couldn't fool many of the Cardinals batters. He allowed five runs on 10 hits in the outing, only two of which went for extra bases. He also walked just one batter while striking out three in the loss, his first of the season.

Santana is still 4-1 with a 2.76 ERA on the season, as this was just the second time he has failed to toss a quality start in seven trips to the mound. He will try to get back on track in his next outing, set for Wednesday against the Brewers. 


Thumb no issue for Ervin Santana in win No. 4


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana could not be thrown off his game by a rain delay, as he proved himself past a thumb injury in a 2-0 win over the Cubs.

Santana tossed seven shutout innings in the win, despite dealing with a second-inning rain delay that lasted more than an hour. He limited the Cubs to just five hits and a walk, while striking out seven batters in his seven innings of work.

Santana is now 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA since joining the Braves, with 43 strikeouts and only nine walks in 40 2/3 innings of work. He will try to keep his strong season going in his next outing, set for Friday in St. Louis.