About Last Night.

Well, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if you don’t get any runs you’re not going to win. Nothing gets by be. You have to write it off as one of those things.

No game today, which gives Pedro Martinez an extra day of rest. It couldn’t hurt.

Frankly, I’m a little bit worried about Martinez. It’s just not there for him with his fastball. He says he doesn’t care about velocity, but if I can outrun the pitches to the plate there’s a problem.

Should the playoffs start tomorrow, would Martinez be in the rotation? Performance and his physical questions say no. His experience and the hope to lightning in a bottle says yes.

5 thoughts on “About Last Night.

  1. We went with three in the NLCS in 2006. I think Johan, Pelf, Ollie, would be one feared combination. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ll take that against Webb, Haren, Johnson, Big Z, Harden, Dempster, or Sabathia, Sheets, and Bush(??).

  2. How did the NLCS turn out for our team? The difference this year may be that a lot of key pitchers listed above, namely Zambrano, Harden and Sheets are having injury issues too. The Phillies have a dynamic Duo in Hamels and Myers as well. Getting to the playoffs will be the problem is Pedro cant go. Who fills the 4th and 5th starters? Not pretty.

  3. Ray: Agreed. Their pitching has to be source of concern, not only in the playoffs should they get there, but down the stretch. What are the realistic expectations for Pedro and Maine. … And, there’s been talk of Pelfrey’s workload. Smooth sailing is not in the cards for the Mets.-JD

  4. This will be the third year in a row where the Mets have injury issues with both there starting and relief pitching when it comes down to crunch time. In 2006 it hurt them from getting to the world series. Last year the collapse and the jury is out whether they have enough again to make the playoffs.