Christ, I knew he's been doing awesome lately, but I just looked at the numbers from the last month on MLB.com, and damn, he's *bleeping* insane!!
Check this out: He's letting up an average of 2.43 hits per 9 innings. Think about that for a second, that's like pitching a 2 or 3 hitter every time you pitch...for a month! What's even more amazing is that the next lowest hits per 9 innings, belonging to Ted Lilly, is 5.01. Look at the difference between them!! Rounding out the top ten in H/9IP is Harden, with 6.92.
Now, let's look at his BAA. For the past month, hitters are hitting .085 against him. That is freakin' amazing!! The next lowest, also belonging to Ted Lilly, is .161, which in itself would be awesome if Santana didn't have a BAA of almost have that. Number ten on this list is also Harden, with a .213 BAA.
Then look at his OBA, .188. Opponents are only getting on base against him 18.8% of the time!! The next lowest percentage (again, Ted Lilly) is .246, 24.6% of the time! Randy Johnson is number ten on this list, with a .271 OBA.
Now, I know everyone knew he's been doing great, but I just thought I'd share the numbers with everyone else, as they simply astound me.