Inside Pitch: Rotation shuffled again
Victor Zambrano is 1-2 with a 9.64 ERA this year.
Victor Zambrano is 1-2 with a 9.64 ERA this year.
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Posted Apr 27, 2006


Two days after he shuffled his pitching rotation, Mets manager Willie Randolph did it again, and this time Victor Zambrano was bumped from the Atlanta series.

Because of Thursday's day off and to keep Pedro Martinez on as close to his fifth-day rotation as possible, Zambrano had been pushed back from Friday to Saturday, with Tom Glavine starting Sunday at Atlanta.

Randolph amended that Wednesday when he announced Martinez, Glavine and Steve Trachsel would go against the Braves.

The Mets don't know the availability of Brian Bannister, who strained his right hamstring in the sixth inning of the Mets' 9-7 victory in 11 innings Wednesday over San Francisco.

Bannister was injured running the bases and will undergo a MRI exam Thursday in Atlanta.

REPLAY: On a day in which the Mets lost their starting pitcher Brian Bannister with a strained right hamstring and a ninth inning lead, they came back to beat the San Francisco Giants, 9-7, Wednesday in 11 innings.

The Mets seemingly had the game wrapped up in the ninth inning, but David Wright's throwing error kept the game alive.

However, Barry Bonds, pinch-hitting for Steve Finley, homered off closer Billy Wagner to tie the game, 7-7.

The Mets had taken a 7-4 lead in the eighth on pinch-hitter Julio Franco's two-run, pinch single and Wright's double.

Bannister injured his hamstring running the bases in the sixth inning and will undergo a MRI exam Thursday in Atlanta.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • RHP Brian Bannister strained his right hamstring running the bases in the sixth inning Wednesday and will be re-examined Thursday in Atlanta.

  • The Mets juggled their rotation for the Atlanta series, with RHP Pedro Martinez, LHP Tom Glavine and RHP Steve Trachsel starting, and RHP Victor Zambrano working next Monday against Washington.

  • CF Carlos Beltran, who hasn't played since April 21 because of a sore right hamstring, will be re-evaluated Friday in Atlanta.

  • OF Michael Tucker, 34, was signed to a minor league contract. He will work out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with the Mets' extended spring training teams.

  • LHP Billy Wagner blew his second save opportunity of the season Wednesday when he gave up a two-run, pinch-hit home run to Barry Bonds in the ninth inning.

  • 1B Carlos Delgado hit his ninth homer of the month Wednesday to tie the club record set by Dave Kingman in 1976.

  • INF Julio Franco, at 47, became the second-oldest player in history to steal a base. The New York Giants' Arlie Latham was 49 when he stole a base in 1909 against Philadelphia.

    ROSTER REPORT

    MEDICAL WATCH:

    RHP Juan Padilla is lost for the year with elbow surgery.

    2B Anderson Hernandez went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18 due to a bulging disc in his back.

    CF Carlos Beltran is day-to-day with hamstring tightness.

    RHP Brian Bannister suffered a strained right hamstring Wednesday (April 26). He was expected to have an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

    Player Stats

    
    LINEUP
    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .400     5     1     2     0     0     0     1     2
    Last 7 Games      .200    30     4     6     0     0     0     2     5
    Season            .242    91    18    22     4     2     1    10    10
    
    2. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 6 Games      .320    25     2     8     1     0     1     2     0
    Season            .320    25     2     8     1     0     1     2     0
    
    3. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     1     2     1     0     1     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .357    28     7    10     1     0     4     5     0
    Season            .337    83    17    28     3     0     9    19     0
    
    4. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .167     6     0     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .250    28     5     7     3     0     0     2     5
    Season            .316    79    14    25     6     2     3    15     6
    
    5. Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .172    29     3     5     0     0     1     5     1
    Season            .188    64     7    12     3     0     2    10     2
    
    6. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .167     6     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .226    31     3     7     2     0     2     3     0
    Season            .317    82    12    26     6     0     6    11     0
    
    7. Ramon Castro, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     6     2     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .429    21     4     9     3     0     1     3     0
    Season            .429    21     4     9     3     0     1     3     0
    
    8. Endy Chavez, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .750     4     2     3     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 7 Games      .320    25     3     8     1     0     0     4     2
    Season            .231    39     5     9     2     0     0     4     2
    
    9. Brian Bannister, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     1     2     2     0     0     2     0
    Last 5 Games      .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    Season            .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    Carlos Beltran, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .368    19     6     7     1     0     2     4     0
    Season            .278    36    13    10     1     0     3     9     2
    
    Victor Diaz, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     1     0     0     2     0
    Last 5 Games      .200    10     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .200    10     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Pedro Feliciano, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Julio Franco, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     1     1     1     0     0     0     2     1
    Last 7 Games      .500     6     2     3     0     0     1     4     1
    Season            .400    10     2     4     0     0     1     4     1
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .429     7     0     3     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .429     7     0     3     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Anderson Hernandez, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .136    22     1     3     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .146    41     1     6     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jorge Julio, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .233    30     2     7     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .281    64     8    18     4     0     0     6     1
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 4 Games      .111     9     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .111     9     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    
    Darren Oliver, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .500     2     1     1     0     0     0     2     0
    Season            .500     2     1     1     0     0     0     2     0
    
    Duaner Sanchez, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 4 Games      .250     8     1     2     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .250     8     1     2     1     0     0     1     0
    
    Jose Valentin, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     6     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .095    21     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Chris Woodward, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     1     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .261    23     2     6     1     0     1     6     1
    Season            .250    24     2     6     1     0     1     6     1
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    
    PITCHERS
    
    Brian Bannister, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     0     0     1     5     7     3     0     2     1
    Last 3 Games      3.00     1     0     0     3    15    17     5     0    13     9
    Season            2.89     2     0     0     5    28    22     9     2    17    14
    
    Chad Bradford, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   0.2     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      4.90     0     1     0     3   3.2     5     2     0     0     7
    Season            2.46     0     1     0     9   7.1     8     2     0     0    11
    
    Pedro Feliciano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     2
    Last 3 Games      4.50     0     0     0     3     2     3     1     0     0     2
    Season            1.69     0     0     0     5   5.1     6     1     0     1     4
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         8.53     0     1     0     1   6.1     6     6     1     5     4
    Last 3 Games      3.10     1     2     0     3  20.1    16     7     2     6    20
    Season            2.78     2     2     0     5  32.1    27    10     2    11    30
    
    Aaron Heilman, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     0     0     1     2     2     1     0     1     3
    Last 3 Games      2.45     0     0     0     3   3.2     3     1     0     2     5
    Season            2.84     0     0     0    11  12.2    13     4     0     5    12
    
    Jorge Julio, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     2     3
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     4     1     0     0     2     8
    Season            7.45     0     1     0     9   9.2    13     8     3     4    17
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.29     1     0     0     1     7     2     1     1     2    11
    Last 3 Games      2.18     3     0     0     3  20.2    11     5     3     5    22
    Season            3.04     4     0     0     4  26.2    15     9     4    10    28
    
    Darren Oliver, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     1     0     0     1   1.1     0     0     0     1     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     1     0     0     3   3.1     3     0     0     2     3
    Season            3.00     1     0     0     7     9     7     3     2     2    10
    
    Duaner Sanchez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     5     5     0     0     2     3
    Season            0.00     1     0     0    10    15     7     0     0     6    13
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.50     1     0     0     1     6     3     1     1     2     2
    Last 3 Games      3.71     1     1     0     3    17    18     7     1     5     9
    Season            3.13     2     1     0     4    23    21     8     2     6    15
    
    Billy Wagner, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     2     0     1     0     3
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     1     3     4     2     0     1     1     6
    Season            0.82     1     0     5    10    11     5     1     2     5    11
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        11.25     0     1     0     1     4     7     5     2     3     1
    Last 3 Games      9.64     1     2     0     3    14    20    15     5     9     8
    Season            9.64     1     2     0     3    14    20    15     5     9     8


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