Inside Pitch: Wagner expects rough reception
Billy Wagner has seven saves in 10 chances.
Billy Wagner has seven saves in 10 chances.
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Posted May 9, 2006


Mets lefty closer Billy Wagner doesn't think he'll get a warm reception Tuesday night when he returns to Philadelphia -- by either the fans or his former teammates.

The fans, he figures, will be irked because he bolted the Phillies for a four-year, $43 million deal with the Mets. His former teammates, he believes, are angry with his candor with the Philly media. "My teammates thought I was a big rat," Wagner said.

"They thought I told the press everything, which I did. I told you everything right out in the middle of everybody. I'm sure a lot of guys on the team aren't excited about seeing me."

Wagner said he never pointed out any particular player, but that didn't cut it in the Philly clubhouse.

"When I talked about our team, I said, 'We, us, our.' I didn't say a name," Wagner said. "I didn't point fingers... I wasn't well-liked as a teammate, that's for sure. I was never the first guy they called to get lunch."

The Mets were off Monday, and they begin a three-game series Tuesday at Philadelphia.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • RHP Aaron Heilman is likely to remain in the bullpen and not move to the rotation despite the fact that RHPs Brian Bannister and Victor Zambrano are on the disabled list.

  • GM Omar Minaya said the Mets are thinking of jumping into the trade market to fill the void in their rotation.

  • RHP Jose Lima, Sunday's starter in place of RHP John Maine, is expected to get another start Friday in Milwaukee.

  • RHP Pedro Martinez will attempt to extend his record to 6-0 Tuesday night at Philadelphia. If successful, he will be the second Mets starter to open at 6-0, the other being Frank Viola in 1990. BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Blown saves already this season by Mets LHP Billy Wagner. He had three blown saves all of last season.

    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


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