GAME 52: Imperfect Game Ray June 1, 2012 Game Recap 2 Comments Johan Santana twirled the first no-hitter in Mets history against a Cardinals’ lineup that couldn’t resist swinging at balls in the dirt all night. Santana gave the Cardinals five walks on a night when it looked like he had control issues, but the offense couldn’t solve him for a hit or a run. The Cardinals dropped the game 8-0. Meanwhile, Adam Wainwright regressed a little bit with seven earned runs in 6.1 innings. Sam Freeman made his major league debut in relief of Waino, and he looked ungood. Freeman gave up two walks and a hit for one earned run in two-thirds of an inning. By then, however, the game was over. So the Cardinals (27-25) are just two games over .500 and everything is failing at once. Anybody have any suggestions? jonjayfan Let’s just hope we don’t fall too far back before we get healthy. I also think holiday should be traded for a stud pitcher. When healthy we would still have enough bats without holiday and defense would improve. But we need a starter in the worst way. http://www.stlcardinalbaseball.com/ Ray DeRousse It’s amazing how many times I hear that we should trade Holliday.