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You seldom see centre-backs getting the hook just for the sake of it, but forwards seem to have to accept it.
Santana (1-2) barely broke a sweat before getting the hook after 2 2/3 innings, the worst of his four major-league starts but not unlike his debut on May 17 when he allowed six runs in four innings against the Cleveland Indians.
But there was surprise in the 74th minute when Kenny Miller thought he was the one getting the hook only for Novo to be replaced while everyone else in Pittodrie was convinced Boyd's time was up.