Inside Pitch: Bannister goes on DL
Brian Bannister has a Grade 1 strained hamstring.
Brian Bannister has a Grade 1 strained hamstring.
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Posted Apr 29, 2006


The Mets took the conservative approach and placed rookie pitcher Brian Bannister on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, retroactive to April 27. Bannister was injured the previous day running the bases at San Francisco.

Bannister was injured the previous day running the bases at San Francisco.

Manager Willie Randolph said the conservative approach was the only way to go, knowing Bannister would not make his next start on Tuesday against Washington at Shea Stadium.

"There was no question he wouldn't make his next start," Randolph said. "Hamstrings are very mysterious injuries. Feasibly, there was no way he'd be ready."

Randolph discounted lefty Darren Oliver making the start, saying the Mets need the bullpen depth.

Jose Lima and John Maine have been mentioned, but either one would necessitate making another roster move.

REPLAY: David Wright had been in a mild slump -- hitting .250 in the first seven games of the Mets' road trip -- but broke out of it by driving in three runs with a sacrifice fly and two homers in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Wright's bat backed the strong pitching of Pedro Martinez, who remained unbeaten with five victories.

With the victory, the Mets increased their lead over the Braves to six games, the largest of any division leader this spring.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • RHP Brian Bannister was placed on the disabled list Friday with a "grade one" strain of his right hamstring. The Mets have not announced who will replace him in the rotation next Tuesday against Washington. Taking his place on the roster is OF Victor Diaz, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

  • CF Carlos Beltran, who hasn't played since April 21 because of a sore right hamstring, remains a day-to-day proposition. Beltran took batting practice prior to Friday night's game at Atlanta and said he couldn't play.

  • RHP Yusaku Iriki became the third Mets minor leaguer to be suspended after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. RHPs Jorge Reyes and Waner Mateo are the others.

  • OF Victor Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk over OF Lastings Milledge when RHP Brian Bannister was placed on the disabled list. Mets general manager Omar Minaya said he didn't want to bring up Milledge for only a short period of time.

  • SS Jose Reyes leads the majors with 11 steals and is tied for the lead with four triples.

  • 3B David Wright homered twice Friday night against Atlanta, giving him 11 in his career against the Braves, the most he's hit against any team.

    BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Mets minor leaguers to be suspended after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

    QUOTE TO NOTE: "These are grown men. If they are old enough to receive paychecks and old enough to pay taxes, they are old enough to learn and understand the drug policy. This is what the players association and the commissioner's office had in mind. We want to rid the game of steroids. If there are players who take steroids, I hope they are caught and punished." -- 3B David Wright, after learning a Mets minor league pitcher was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

    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 disk in his back.

    CF Carlos Beltran is day-to-day with hamstring tightness. He is due to be re-examined Friday (April 28).

    RHP Brian Bannister suffered a strained right hamstring Wednesday (April 26) and was placed on the disabled list.

    Player Stats

    
    LINEUP
    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     2     2     0     1     0     1     1
    Last 7 Games      .207    29     5     6     0     1     0     3     5
    Season            .253    95    20    24     4     3     1    11    11
    
    2. Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     0     2     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    30     1     6     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .294    68     8    20     5     0     0     6     1
    
    3. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .296    27     6     8     1     0     3     4     0
    Season            .326    86    17    28     3     0     9    20     0
    
    4. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     2     2     0     0     2     3     0
    Last 7 Games      .286    28     6     8     2     0     2     5     4
    Season            .329    82    16    27     6     2     5    18     6
    
    5. Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .172    29     3     5     0     0     1     4     1
    Season            .191    68     7    13     3     0     2    10     2
    
    6. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .226    31     2     7     1     0     2     3     0
    Season            .314    86    12    27     6     0     6    11     0
    
    7. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     1     2     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 7 Games      .345    29     3    10     1     0     1     2     1
    Season            .345    29     3    10     1     0     1     2     1
    
    8. Endy Chavez, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .296    27     2     8     1     0     0     3     2
    Season            .233    43     5    10     2     0     0     4     2
    
    9. Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .083    12     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .083    12     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    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
    
    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
    
    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
    
    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         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .429     7     2     3     0     0     1     4     1
    Season            .364    11     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
    
    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         2.57     1     0     0     1     7     4     2     1     1     5
    Last 3 Games      2.61     3     0     0     3  20.2    12     6     3     5    24
    Season            2.94     5     0     0     5  33.2    19    11     5    11    33
    
    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     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     4     3     0     0     1     2
    Season            0.00     1     0     0    11    16     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     1     1     1     2     0     0     0     3
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     2     3     3     4     0     1     0     6
    Season            0.75     1     0     6    11    12     7     1     2     5    14
    
    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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