A.J. Burnett made it easy on the Phillies last night–surrendering 6 runs in just two innings–and that made things easy on your sportswriters this morning. A post-game mea culpa seems to have helped his cause, at least with the headline writers. “I let 25 guys down. I let a whole city down,” Burnett said. So Read More
“Spanked!” screams the Post’s front cover this morning, although it’s not exactly true. Pedro Martinez gave up two homers in a little over six innings last night, and most of the sportswriters praise the 37-year old–who once called the Yankees his “daddy”–for a gutty performance. “[T]he Bombers didn’t exactly reassert their paternity with an exclamation Read More
Tough morning for you sportswriters. After all, what do you write about when the Yankees get so utterly shut down that it’s hard to single out anyone to blame? C.C. Sabathia pitched well enough, but Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee threw a one-run complete game, and that was that. The Post says Lee had an “Read More
Time to Say Goodbye to Pedro.
Pedro Martinez’s agent said this week that while several teams are interested in his client’s services for 2009, the Mets remain his top choice. And on the surface, Martinez is still a good fit for the Mets.
Even if New York re-signs Oliver Perez, their fifth starter remains Read More
The only answer the Mets have about what they can expect from Pedro Martinez following his outing in Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres is that they can’t know what to expect. As he has throughout his short season, Martinez provided both reasons for optimism and gloom during his 6 1/3-inning appearance. Read More
When Pedro Martinez exited his July 12 start against the Rockies after four innings, the Mets were quick to downplay his injury, which Martinez said was tightness in his shoulder as a result of compensating for a groin injury. Manager Jerry Manuel said there was “no doubt” Martinez would make his next scheduled start, which Read More
Martinez is Least of Mets’ Worries There are no shortage of problems for the Mets, from Ryan Church’s concussive complications, to Moises Alou’s inability to heal, and even Billy Wagner’s ability to save his only poor performances for the worst possible moments, as he did Sunday, giving up a home run to Tony Clark as Read More
With Pedro Martinez eyeing a late-April return, the Mets would appear set to move forward with their planned five-man rotation intact. But if New York wants to make the decision best for the team now, later in the season and even for 2009, they ought to consider a wacky idea: expanding to a six-man rotation Read More
The results of Pedro Martinez’s return to a major league mound were heartening to New York Mets fans.
He pitched well, giving up two runs in five innings, and got a win. But the numbers don’t begin to tell the story.
The raw statistics from his return start on Sept. 3 against the Reds tell Read More
John Maine, the young pitcher for the New York Mets, lives in a Ramada Inn off Grand Central Parkway.
He makes no distinction, based on his limited sense of adventure, between New York and his hometown of Fredericksburg, Va. “It’s all the same to me,” he said after a recent start.
When he walks around Read More