Inside Pitch: Zambrano done for the year

Victor Zambrano, who withheld information about a sore elbow from manager Willie Randolph, tore a flexor tendon in that elbow Saturday, and the team announced Sunday he would require surgery.

Zambrano was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, and he will be lost for the season. He hopes to be ready for spring training.

At the time of the injury, Zambrano told teammate Pedro Martinez he pitched with the injury because he felt pressure from the media and fans, but he didn't address that Sunday and said he thought he could pitch through the discomfort.

The Mets, already with Brian Bannister and John Maine on the disabled list, weren't pleased Zambrano wasn't upfront about the injury.

"I'm not a doctor," Randolph said, "but I'm sure if we had known, we could have taken some preventative measures."

Randolph said he asked Zambrano three times when he visited him on the mound Saturday if he could continue, and three times the pitcher said he could.

REPLAY: The Mets were unable to complete a sweep of the Braves for the second straight weekend, this time losing 13-3 at Shea Stadium.

After the Mets came from behind with four-run seventh innings Friday and Saturday, the Braves took it to them Sunday.

Jose Lima started from New York in place of John Maine, who was starting in place of Brian Bannister. Both Maine and Bannister are on the disabled list. Lima allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • RHP Victor Zambrano was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn flexor muscle in his elbow. Zambrano didn't tell the team that his elbow was hurting until sustained the injury Sunday.

  • RHP Brian Bannister, on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, is on a long-toss program at the Mets' Port St. Lucie, Fla., spring training facility. Bannister could miss two more starts before he's activated.

  • CF Carlos Beltran homered in each of the three games against Atlanta this weekend.

  • RHP John Maine was placed on the disabled list with inflammation of the right middle finger. He had been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to replace RHP Brian Bannister, who went on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

  • RHP Bartolome Fortunato was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to replace injured RHP John Maine. He pitched both Saturday and Sunday, allowing nine runs in three innings (27.00 ERA).

  • SS Jose Reyes said increasing his walks is a priority this season. He walked 27 times last year, but he has already drawn 14 walks this season.

  • RHP Jose Lima, brought up from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday to replace injured RHP Victor Zambrano, is expected to remain in the rotation and start Saturday at Milwaukee. He took the loss Sunday against the Braves, allowing five runs in five innings.

    BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Blown saves already this season by Mets LHP Billy Wagner. He had three blown saves all of last season.

    QUOTE TO NOTE: "Please, somebody get me some hits." -- Slumping LF Cliff Floyd yelled out of the blue in the Mets' clubhouse. Floyd homered in the 11th inning Friday night to re-tie their game against Atlanta, eventually won, 8-7, in 14 innings.

    ROSTER REPORT

    MEDICAL WATCH:

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

    RHP Victor Zambrano went on the 60-day disabled list Sunday (May 7) with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. He will require surgery, and he's out for the season.

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

    RHP Brian Bannister went on the 15-day disabled list April 27 with a strained right hamstring. He could be back in mid-May.

    RHP John Maine went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday (May 3) with inflammation in his right middle finger.

    Player Stats

    LINEUP
    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333    36     4    12     3     2     0     2     0
    Season            .272   136    25    37     7     5     1    14    11
    
    2. Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .300    30     5     9     3     0     2     2     0
    Season            .287    94    13    27     7     0     2     8     1
    
    3. Carlos Beltran, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     1     2     0     0     1     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .296    27     7     8     1     0     4     5     2
    Season            .286    70    21    20     3     0     8    16     4
    
    4. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .222    27     4     6     1     0     2     5     0
    Season            .291   117    21    34     4     0    11    25     0
    
    5. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .310    29     1     9     3     0     0     4     1
    Season            .305   118    17    36     9     2     5    22     7
    
    6. Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .160    25     3     4     0     0     1     3     0
    Season            .186   102    11    19     3     0     3    14     2
    
    7. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    25     2     5     1     0     1     4     1
    Season            .288   111    14    32     7     0     7    15     1
    
    8. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .333     3     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .161    31     2     5     3     0     0     3     1
    Season            .254    63     5    16     4     0     1     5     2
    
    9. Jose Lima, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     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
    
    Ramon Castro, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .308    26     4     8     1     0     1     2     0
    Season            .306    36     5    11     3     0     1     3     0
    
    Endy Chavez, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .412    17     4     7     2     0     1     2     0
    Season            .286    56     9    16     4     0     1     6     2
    
    Victor Diaz, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 6 Games      .182    11     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .182    11     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 7 Games      .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Julio Franco, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     9     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .211    19     2     4     0     0     1     4     1
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .400    10     0     4     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .400    10     0     4     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
    
    John Maine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 6 Games      .071    14     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .071    14     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    
    Darren Oliver, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     3     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .500     4     1     2     1     0     0     2     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 6 Games      .273    11     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .273    11     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    
    Jose Valentin, LF
                        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     1     3     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .179    28     1     5     0     0     0     1     0
    
    Chris Woodward, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .300    10     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .258    31     2     8     1     0     1     6     1
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     5     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     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games     13.50     0     0     0     3     2     4     3     0     2     2
    Season            3.86     1     1     0    14  11.2    14     5     0     3    14
    
    Pedro Feliciano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   1.2     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3   2.2     2     0     0     0     3
    Season            0.93     0     0     0    10   9.2     8     1     0     2     8
    
    Bartolome Fortunato, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        54.14     0     0     0     1   1.1     6     8     1     2     0
    Last 2 Games     27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    Season           27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     1     0     0     1     7     3     0     0     1    10
    Last 3 Games      2.66     2     1     0     3  20.1    13     6     1     8    15
    Season            1.94     4     2     0     7  46.1    34    10     2    14    41
    
    Aaron Heilman, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     2     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     5     1     0     0     0     5
    Season            2.04     0     0     0    14  17.2    14     4     0     5    17
    
    Jorge Julio, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         9.00     0     0     1     1     1     2     1     0     1     1
    Last 3 Games      3.00     1     0     1     3     3     3     1     0     2     5
    Season            6.06     1     1     1    14  16.1    18    11     4     7    29
    
    Jose Lima, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         9.00     0     1     0     1     5     7     5     1     4     5
    Last 1 Games      9.00     0     1     0     1     5     7     5     1     4     5
    Season            9.00     0     1     0     1     5     7     5     1     4     5
    
    John Maine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Last 1 Games      6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Season            6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.50     0     0     0     1     6     3     1     1     1     9
    Last 3 Games      1.80     2     0     0     3    20     9     4     3     4    25
    Season            2.72     5     0     0     6  39.2    22    12     6    12    42
    
    Darren Oliver, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     0     0     1     4     4     2     1     1     6
    Last 3 Games      4.91     0     0     0     3   7.1     7     4     2     2     7
    Season            3.86     1     0     0    10  16.1    14     7     4     4    17
    
    Duaner Sanchez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     2     0     0     0     1     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     4     1     0     0     1     3
    Season            0.00     1     0     0    15    21     8     0     0     7    17
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.00     0     0     0     1     6     9     4     0     1     4
    Last 3 Games      6.32     1     1     0     3  15.2    20    11     1     8     7
    Season            4.96     2     2     0     6  32.2    38    18     2    12    20
    
    Billy Wagner, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     0     0     1     2     2     1     1     1     1
    Last 3 Games      6.75     1     0     0     3     4     4     3     1     3     4
    Season            2.12     2     0     7    15    17    12     4     3     8    19
    
    Victor Zambrano, 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     0     3
    Last 3 Games      4.77     0     1     0     3  11.1    12     6     2     5     8
    Season            6.75     1     2     0     5  21.1    25    16     5    11    15