Reyes, Ozzie proud of Johan

PHILADELPHIA — Mets lefty Johan Santana’s no-hitter against the Cardinals on Friday night certainly caught the attention of the Marlins.

After the Marlins lost 6-4 to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, several members of the Marlins discussed Santana’s achievement.

Miami shortstop Jose Reyes is a former teammate of Santana.

“I am sending a text to him to congratulate him,” Reyes said. “That’s the first one. Made history. It’s big. That’s huge for them. It’s good.

“He’s the guy who is going to compete the whole game. That’s good to see him perform like that after his surgery. He’s recovering well. He’s a good friend of mine. Great guy. Unbelievable teammate.”

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is proud of his fellow Venezuelan countryman.

“Very proud. Very proud,” Guillen said. “Just because a Venezuelan did that. What he went through the last couple of years. Battled back. Hard work. Never give up. He didn’t care how much money he was making. This kid is a bulldog. … I’m very proud to be his friend. I’m very proud to be his countryman. They should be proud. First no-hitter for the Mets. Special night for them.”

Joe Frisaro

 

 

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