The $137.5M man, Johan Santana, will have season ending surgery to have bone chips removed from his left elbow. According to manager Jerry Manuel, Santana has been pitching with pain since the All-Star break, but now the level of pain has intensified.
In 25 starts, Santana has a 13-9 record with a 3.13 ERA and recorded a loss in his last start on Thursday against the Braves.
Where do the Mets go from here? Well, for the remainder of the season we know their fight is not to contend for the wildcard, but not to fall below the Nationals in the standings.