San Diego Padres defeat New York Mets, 4-2

How long can you refer to a pitcher as your ace when your team almost never wins when he's on the mound?

And how long before we start talking about some of these other emerging Mets in those terms?

The first question is not in any way a shot at Johan Santana, who mostly has pitched brilliantly over the past six weeks - but with almost nothing to show for it.

The star lefty admittedly wasn't in top form in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Padres in Game 1 of a day-night dou...