Archive for July 20th, 2008

Sunday, July 20th, 2008
Mets Rumors & News

Aren’t we overdue for a Pedro Martinez update? 

Pedro was in Cincinnati yesterday and threw a bullpen session.    Unfortunately he wasn’t able to throw at full strength.  Not because of his stiff shoulder (which caused him to exit after four innings on July 12th against the Rockies), but because of his sore groin.  Martinez strained his groin running the bases against the Phillies on July 7th, and still hasn’t fully recovered.

No one has referenced it, but at this point a trip to the DL might be an option for Pedro.  For now it’s wait-and-see.  With the off-days since the break, the Mets won’t need a 5th starter until Saturday when the Mets host the Cardinals.

With Pedro out for Tuesday it means the pitching matchup against the Phillies will be:

Tues – Johan Santana v. Joe Blanton
Wed – John Maine v. Brett Myers
Thur – Oliver Perez v. Jamie Moyer

With both the Mets and Phillies taking the field on Tuesday tied for 4th place, this is the biggest series of the season for the …

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